Renewable and low-carbon energy in heating: Study shows high potential of liquid fuels

A new study presented to EU policy-makers assesses the technical possibilities, climate impact and costs of innovative liquid fuels which may progressively supply Europe’s 20 million homes heated with oil

As European institutions are negotiating new legislation which aims to facilitate the use of renewable energy sources particularly in residential heating, Eurofuel, representing the European liquid fuel heating sector, contributes to the debate by publishing a new study on the potential of liquid fuels with reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The study, carried out by scientists from the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in Germany, assesses the technical feasibility, capacities and impact of using different sources of low-carbon liquid fuels as a complement or a substitute to mineral oil. The investigation covers conventional bioenergy, a wide range of advanced biofuels and synthetic processes such as “Biomass-to-Liquid” or “Power-to-Liquid”, involving biomass, hydrogen and carbon captured from the atmosphere or produced by algae.

The study was presented at a policy debate organised by Eurofuel in Brussels on 26 September 2017, in presence of representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament and other important stakeholders. 


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Materials for download:

pdfOur press release

pdfA short summary of the study

pdfThe full version of the study