Future Perspectives of 2nd Generation Biofuels
By 2030, biofuels and electro-mobility could replace 41 per cent of the fuel Switzerland needs. Hence the latest study by the Centre for Technology Assessment TA-SWISS. But it will only happen under optimum conditions and if vehicles consume an average of just four litres of fuel per 100 kilometres.
In this optimal computation, fossil fuels will be replaced by the following sustainable energy forms in individual motor car traffic: 15 per cent first and second generation sustainable biofuels, and 26 per cent electro-mobility using power from renewable resources.
The study assesses the potential that biofuels offer in respect of sustainable mobility, not considered in isolation but taking future scenarios into account. In the first section of the study, a number of criteria are used to analyse entire value chains –- from the extraction of the feedstocks, through their processing into biofuels, and up to consumption. Finally, three future scenarios selected with the aid of mathematical models are contrasted with the potentiality computations.
Full report of the Study: “Future Perspectives of 2nd Generation Biofuels”. TA-SWISS, (ed.), vdf-Hochschulverlag der ETH Zürich, 2010
Source: Source: TA-Swiss