A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT AND FUTURE FUELS FOR THE TRANSPORT SECTOR
Paper in proceedings, 2018

To facilitate the transition to a sustainable and less fossil dependent transport sector in the short to medium term, the current fuel mix needs to be enriched with renewable fuel alternatives. The present work aims to assess and highlight the opportunities for current and future biomass based fuels to be utilized. Seven fuels and fuel blends fulfilling the EN590 diesel fuel standard have been selected and are compared using qualitative and quantitative criteria covering technical, environmental and economic attributes of the fuels. Mature fuels such as dimethyl-ether (DME) and hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) are ranked higher in the assessment due to the increased possibility for environmental gains at moderate costs. For future fuels to be competitive stricter regulation in terms of GHG emissions savings are needed.

Author

Sofia Poulikidou

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Stefan Heyne

CIT Industriell Energi AB

Maria Grahn

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Simon Harvey

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Julia Hansson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings

22825819 (ISSN)

Vol. 26thEUBCE May 2018 1396-1407

26thEUBCE European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Copenhagen, Denmark,

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Environmental Sciences

DOI

10.5071/26thEUBCE2018-4AV.3.14

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