The EU has set ambitious targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction in all sectors. In transport, a 30% reduction is needed by 2030 to step towards a low carbon economy and make a fair and ambitious contribution to the Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change.
The global demand for biofuels is forecast to increase especially in road haulage and in sea and air transport. Besides improved engine efficiency, reducing CO2 emissions will require electrification of transport and significant quantities of renewable low-emission fuels.
GHG reduction is by far the most important driver for the use of biofuels in transport.
One of the advantages of high quality liquid biofuels is that there is no need for new vehicles or new distribution infrastructure – they work well in existing vehicles and current distribution systems. Advanced biofuels are a tested, well-functioning solution and could be a fast track to low emission traffic as they could be taken into use immediately and clearly cut CO2 and tailpipe emissions.