Research and analysis

Advanced drop-in biofuels: UK production capacity outlook to 2030

Evaluating the existing and future potential for advanced drop-in biofuel production within the UK.


Advanced drop-in biofuels: UK production capacity outlook to 2030

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The study considered the:

  • technology developments to date
  • technical barriers to commercialisation within the biofuel industry
  • development influences including finance, policy support and regulation
  • commercialisation and scale timelines

Advanced drop-in biofuels are made from waste substances. They could potentially replace existing transport fuels without requiring infrastructure or vehicle changes. Advanced drop-in biofuels are considered vital to achieving the Climate Change Act 2008 decarbonisation targets which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050.

The study was completed by E4tech in February 2017 on behalf of the Department for Transport.

Published 24 October 2017