Towards Responsible & Sustainable Marine Biofuels.
A project at Delft University of Technology, by:
- Section Biotechnology & Society | Faculty of Applied Sciences
- Department Process & Energy | Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime & Materials Engineering
Why we need to develop biofuels for the shipping sector
About the Project.
Biohubs as a Win-Win Collaboration
An important goal of our project is to develop the concept of a biohub. Ilse Oosterlaken of Sites for Scholars created two infographics for us to show our vision on biohubs and how they can be a win-win solution for all parties involved.
Green light for research into responsible marine biofuels
NWO has approved a project within the Value from Biomass programme. This project focuses on research into the use of biomass to produce maritime biofuels. The multidisciplinary research is led by Dr. Lotte Asveld of Delft University of Technology and will start in 2020.
Development of a Dedicated Marine Biofuel Is Needed
Biofuels are already a cost-competitive low carbon fuel option for shipping containing no (or only limited) sulphur. However, a ‘dedicated’ marine low carbon fuel has not yet been developed. Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels put this message forward in a “Presentation Roadmap Sustainable Biofuels for Shipping” at the international conference “Fuels of the Future” in Berlin (22 January 2019).