Future alternative transportation fuels: a synthesis report from literature reviews on fuel properties, combustion engine performance and environmental effects

According to EU, all transport related greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 60% by 2050, compared to 1990. The ambitions of the Swedish Government is an energy system without net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 as well as a vehicle fleet that is independent of fossil fuels by 2030. The aim of this study is, through literature review, to reach a better understanding of the complexity around the transition from conventional oil?based fuels to future alternative transportation fuels and how to identify fuel candidates with excellent combustion properties that also are better than conventional fuels from an environmental perspective. There are multiple challenges connected to a globally large?scale expansion of biofuel production. These may, however, not necessarily apply to an increased biofuel production in Sweden. Advantages for Swedish biofuel production are the availability of forestry residues, a well?established infrastructure for handling large volumes of biomass (from a long tradition of pulp and paper industry), a built out refueling infrastructure for the fuel blend E85 as well as Sweden being a sparsely populated country implying no immediate land scarcity.

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    Chalmers University of Technology. Department of Energy and Environment. Division of Physical Resource Theory f3 the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels Swedish Internal Combustion Engine Consortium, SICEC

  • Authors:
    • Grahn, Maria
    • Sprei, Frances
  • Publication Date: 2015


  • English

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  • Pagination: 37

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  • Accession Number: 01664441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 10:24AM