Intelligent Energy Europe

Navigation path

RENEWABLE FUELS for Europe (REFUEL)

Download PDFDownload PDF
Tags:
Getting to the point where biofuels have achieved significant market penetration requires a ‘road map.’ Refuel has set up an ambitious yet realistic roadmap for biofuels in the fuel mix for EU transport in 2030. It has analysed the least-cost options for a biofuel mix which will meet EU targets, as well as production chains, conversion technology and biomass feedstocks. It lays out actions required from all players in the chain, from the producer to the consumer, and suggest a timetable for these actions. Refuel includes recommendations on the policies needed to mobilise stakeholders and create the right incentives.

Results

  • According to the evaluation of available land, which the project consortium carried out taking into consideration European food demand, nature conservation, and expansion of built-up land, 40 mln hectares of land may become available for alternative use by 2030 in a conservative scenario.
  • In the consortium's opinion, while first generation biofuels would allow reaching the current EU targets, successful introduction of second generation biofuel technologies would be needed in view of the underlying policy objectives of climate protection, security of energy supply and competitiveness.
  • The roadmap also highlights the different risk profile and challenges faced by second generation biofuels compared to first generation, and how different policy options might influence them.
Top

Lessons learned

  • The introduction of 2nd generation biofuels may be more relevant to the realisation of long-term biofuels targets than the early penetration of 1st generation biofuels as such.
  • A successful development of biofuels requires a consistent and well-timed package of policies in different domains, such as AGRI, TREN, RTD, TRADE and others.
  • Biofuels and biofuel technology should be considered part of an integrated development of new activities and technologies, such as advanced biomass-to power and/or heat, and their corresponding feedstock logistics. Last updated: 24.06.2010
Top

Partners and coordinator

List Map
Top

Contact

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands
Netherlands
Contact point: 
Name: 
Dr Marjolein de Best-Waldhober
E-mail: 
Tel: 
+31-224-564798
Name: 
Frits van Oostvoorn
Tel: 
0031 224 564438
Name: 
Henk F. Kaan
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0031-224-56 4500
Name: 
(Marc) H.M. Londo
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0031 224 568253
Name: 
Nico van der Linden
Tel: 
0031 0 22456 4433
Name: 
Martin Scheepers
Tel: 
0031 224 564436
Name: 
marc Londo
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0031 224 568253
Name: 
Nico van der Linden
Tel: 
0031 224 564433
Name: 
Karina Veum
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0031-224-560882
Name: 
Frans Nieuwenhout
Tel: 
+31 224 564849

Budget

Key documents

More documents


In brief

Duration:
01/01/2006 to 31/03/2008
Contract number: 
EISAS/EIE/05/042/2005

Related projects

More projects