There’s especially great interest in transport biofuels produced from various sources of biomass. Spurred on by EU policy in this area, the Dutch government will be introducing incentives for these fuels in early 2006. In a series of studies CE Delft has assessed the performance of biofuels in terms of sustainability (environmental gains, land requirements and so on) and cost, examining not only the fuels already on the market but also the next generation currently under development. If the technologies in question can be developed successfully, the biofuels of the future look set to score far better in terms of both ecological impact and cost. In several of these studies we also compared use of biomass for transport biofuels and for power generation. The scope of our projects goes beyond technology assessment and quantitative calculation to look at the policy implications of our findings.
In our work on the theme of Transport & Climate Policy we’re also assessing a range of other options for reducing transport CO2 emissions.
Our clients include the Dutch Environment ministry, the Netherlands Petroleum Industry Association (VNPI), SenterNovem, Nedalco and Biofuels BV.