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22.10.2019 | Publication

Climate neutral truck traffic due to algae-based fuels?

Policy brief TAB-Fokus no. 20 on 3rd generation algae-based biofuels provides a quick overview of the topic – from the production of algae-based biomass and fuels to their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transport and approaches to the further use of algae.

The safe, sufficient, affordable and environmentally sound supply of energy is a major challenge – last but not least with regard to the goal pursued by German politics of achieving a high degree of climate neutrality by 2050. To be able to achieve this goal, energy consumption in the transport sector plays a decisive role.

The TAB-Fokus no. 20, which is now available in English, features the key findings of the TA project »Sustainability potentials of bioeconomy – 3rd generation biofuels« that pays among fuels and their respective propulsion systems particular attention on the potential of algae-based fuels for truck traffic with regard to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport.

For the full report TAB-Arbeitsbericht Nr. 181, published in October 2019 after acceptance by the German Bundestag, please visit the German project page.