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.