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Road traffic is by far the largest CO2 contributor in the transport sector, producing
some 6 gigatonnes of emissions.
Out of this, heavy-freight accounts for 2.3 gigatonnes.
Electric cars, buses and trucks represent the main decarbonization option for road transport, with the industry already moving in this direction. Hydrogen fuel cells
have been brought into use too, but are generally not as efficient or reliable as
electric options. The uptake of advanced biofuels – such as renewable diesel and biogas – is also hampered by reliability issues, as feedstock is not always available.
Shipping produces 0.9 gigatonnes of CO2, accounting for some 2.3 % of total global energy-related emissions.
There are two decarbonization routes the shipping industry can take towards net-zero emissions. The first involves a shift to advanced biofuels made from sustainable biomass, i.e. biodiesel, renewable diesel, bio-methanol, bio-fuel oil, and liquified biogas. The other route is to shift to e-fuels like green hydrogen, green methanol, green ammonia and green methane.
The aviation industry produces 0.9 gigatonnes of energy-related emissions,
accounting for 2.5% of the global total.
Decarbonization options for the industry include the introduction of bio jet fuels produced from sustainable biomass, synthetic e-fuels derived from clean-sourced CO2 and green hydrogen, or batteries charged by renewable electricity.
SFW’s gasification technology can be used to produce bio-based fuels for the transport sector. A comparable reference is our gasifier project with renewable-energy provider Neste and pulp and paper company Stora Enso. Please contact us for a copy of the case study.
SFW is also part of the EU’s BioSFerA project aimed at developing sustainable aviation and maritime fuels.