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.
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).