Most efficient use if biomass - for biofuels or electro fuels
Research Project , 2020 – 2021

Biomass in the transport- and power sectors is currently predominantly used to produce transport fuel. With the prospect of a renewable power system, the demand for balancing power from biomass is expected to grow, thus increasing competition for biomass between the power- and transport sectors. Furthermore, the development with more electric vehicles, as well as the possibility to produce electro-fuels, creates additional links between the sectors. This project investigates how bio energy for CO2 neutral electricity and transport is used most cost-effectively, under the assumption that biomass is a limited resource. We combine a state-of-the-art, sector-integrated energy system model with a transport module in order to support policy development, as well as robust long-term investments in the power- and transport sectors. The project includes dissemination of knowledge in Sweden through a reference group with politicians and industry representatives, and internationally through IEA Bi

Participants

Fredrik Hedenus (contact)

Head of Division at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Collaborations

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Karlsruhe, Germany

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2021

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

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Latest update

2020-10-14