The Sustainability of Biofuels, Bioenergy and Alternative Fuels (ALFA) Action contributes with its scientific knowledge and analytical capacity to the European Commission's policy goals of:
It provides support to the European Commission in fulfilling its legal obligations regarding biofuels with respect to the implementation and reporting requirements of Directive 2009/28/EC (Renewable Energy Directive – RED) and of Directive 2009/30/EC (amendment to the Fuel Quality Directive – FQD).
The main focus of analysis is on the sustainability of supply and the techno-economic viability of several pathways. In more details the ALFA Action:
- Identifies and characterises sustainability aspects of biofuels, bioenergy and other alternative fuels, monitors their environmental performance, and supports the European Commission in fulfilling its legal obligations, including reporting requirements
- Develops, upgrades and improves methodological and analytical tools based on real-world input data to calculate and assess energy efficiency and GHG emissions balances of conventional and alternative fuel pathways and propulsion system solutions through the well-to-wheels approach.
- Develops, upgrades and improves modelling on projections for demand and supply of alternative transport fuels and strives to achieve consensus with relevant Europe-based industry associations.