Biofuel synergies

The production of biofuels are important components of industrial systems. These systems evolve to become biorefineries where many different products are produced.

The use of first generation biofuels for transports have increased due to that they are established technologies compatible with current infrastructure and vehicles. However, such fuels have received much criticism due to their questionable performance and low energy balance figures.

Our research in this area has dealt with mapping synergies between different biofuels and them and other sectors, mainly in Sweden. Results show that the different biofuels should not be seen as competing with each other and that they are produced in a sustainable manner. This includes renewable process energy, by-product valorization and integration in district heating systems.

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