Special Projects

Special Project 11: Renewable Gas – Hydrogen in the grid

The objective of this project was to carry out a thorough study on renewable gas with a focus on the effect of hydrogen addition in the grid at increased concentrations up to 100%. The project was sponsored by EC DG ENER, Germany, Netherlands, and Sweden, and let by IEA Bioenergy Task 40. It was completed in December 2021 with a final report.

Special Project 10: The contribution of Advanced Renewable Transport Fuels to transport decarbonisation in 2030 and beyond

In the light of climate change, there is an urgent need to decarbonize our societies. The road transport sector is specifically challenging, as transport demand is growing, and so are the sector´s GHG emissions. Electric mobility powered by renewable power will not be able to solve this on its own, and renewable transport fuels will be needed to bridge the gap between GHG emission reduction targets and the projected actual emissions.

A team of experts has assessed the transport sector and its projected development up to 2030 and 2050 for a number of countries, including Germany, Sweden, Finland, the USA, and Brazil. The work was initiated and carried out jointly by two Technology Collaboration Programmes of the International Energy Agency, namely the IEA Bioenergy TCP and the Advanced Motor Fuels TCP, with support of the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission. The analysis is based on current national policies, projections of the vehicle fleet, and on the availability of renewable transport fuels.

Publications of the project are available here: reports.