The transport industry accounts for one fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Sweden aims to be one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare states by 2045 and to have a fossil-fuel-independent vehicle fleet by 2030. The reduction pledge is one step: a gradual increase of renewable components added to petrol and diesel. The EU also aims to increase renewables in transport, and several countries are considering introducing instruments to increase the use of bio-based aviation fuel. This accelerates development towards increased electrification and increased use of biofuels.
RISE is investing heavily into renewable fuels, including unique research infrastructure for different biomass conversion processes. The focal point is on the development of processes and systems for renewable fuels and green chemicals from cultivated land, forests and waste. RISE also runs the Fossil-free Air Transport 2045 innovation cluster, a goal of which, in addition to fossil-free aviation, is for Sweden to become a global leader in aviation biofuel.