An innovation policy framework and policy options for the development of biorefineries
Research Project , 2016 – 2017

The purpose is to investigate how different policy instruments contribute to the commercialization of future biorefineries and the production of renewable transport fuels in combination with other products. The project goals include: (i) a synthesis of existing international knowledge on policy instruments targeting innovation, up-scaling and deployment of new technology with a focus on biorefinery technologies and renewable transport fuels; (ii) the development of an innovation policy framework that can be used to analyze how different types of policy instruments contribute to R&D, up-scaling and the diffusion of mature technologies; and (iii) an assessment of potential policy options from a Swedish perspective. To promote innovation and industrial capacity all three above-mentioned phases of technological development need to be stimulated. In Sweden, there is a lack of policy instruments for scaling up innovative technology and for the further diffusion of more mature technology.


Hans Hellsmark (contact)

Senior Researcher at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Julia Hansson

Visiting Researcher at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory


IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå, Sweden


f3 – Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Fuels

Project ID: P42394-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2017

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2017

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