Prospects for Domestic Biofuels for Transport in Sweden 2030 Based on Current Production and Future Plans
Book chapter, 2015

In 2012, the use of renewable energy in the Swedish transport sector amounted to 12.6% when calculated according to the so-called Renewable Energy Directive (RED) calculation rules. This chapter illustrates the main biofuels production options currently discussed in Sweden. The mapping of existing and planned production capacity for biofuels for transport in Sweden shows that many different types of biofuels are produced currently or are planned to enter the market during the coming decade. There are plans for the production of cellulose-based ethanol, methanol, dimethyl ether (DME), methane, hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as well as anaerobic digestion biogas (AD biogas). This is used as a basis for developing scenarios for potential biofuels production in Sweden until 2030. If the realization of the mapped biofuels plans is delayed, canceled and/or the continued implementation of additional biofuel capacity is slower than assumed, the potential domestic biofuels production in Sweden is reduced substantially. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.

Swedish transport sector

Renewable energy

Anaerobic digestion biogas

Hydrotreated vegetable oil

Domestic biofuels

Biofuels production


Maria Grahn

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Julia Hansson

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Advances in Bioenergy: The Sustainability Challenge

978-111895784-4 (ISBN)

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Energy Engineering





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