For the last three years, the ADVANCEFUEL project, coordinated by FNR, has been exploring the social, economic, legislative and environmental barriers to the rollout and uptake of advanced biofuels – those made from non-food crops and residues, thus avoiding the food-feed dilemma. However, these fuels have their own concerns, including economic and technical viability, overall sustainability (from feedstock harvesting to end use), and compatibility with existing vehicle engines.
The revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) has set targets for advanced biofuel as an overall percentage of final energy use in transport, of 0.2% by 2022, 1% by 2025 and 3.5% by 2030, with a view to further growth by 2050 and beyond. Reaching these targets will require further development of the current market, and ADVANCEFUEL has been working with stakeholders to devise recommendations for European, national and regional policy-makers, as well as agriculture and transport industries.
Project partners of the ADVANCEFUEL consortium presented key project results during the 28th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (e-EUBCE 2020) from 6-9 July 2020. The annual conference supports biomass communities in exchanging the latest research results and professional insights. An overview of presentations held by partners from the project consortium is available via the following link: https://mailchi.mp/e7b781d7de98/advancefuel_press_release-8002386.
You can still visit the ADVANCEFUEL booth and access a recording of the presentation held by the project partner REVOLVE under the title “Visual Journey – Removing Barriers to Advanced Renewable Fuels” until 6 September 2020 for free (registration is required via the following link:https://www.e-eubce.com/). The Visual Journey can also be accessed directly via REVOLVE’s website: https://revolve.media/advancefuel-visual-journey/.
Duration of the project: 09/2017 – 08/2020
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 764799.
FNR contact person: Kristin Sternberg