The future is already here...
LIGNOL® turns all vehicles into environmental friendly cars.
Biofuels are the most realistic alternative to reach a vehicle fleet that is independent of fossil fuels 2030...
The single fastest, most efficient and realistic alternative to reach a fossil-free vehicle fleet, is to phase out the fossil fuels as quickly as possible and replace them with biofuels. Biofuel directly reduces CO2 emissions from all our fossil vehicles. CO2-reduction from Lignol is over 90%.
The problem is that there are not enough climate and cost-effective biofuels. No model of operation can alone achieve the goal and it takes at least 17-20 years to replace all of the vehicles today and to rebuild infrastructure to other modes of operation such as electricity and biogas if we are to handle it without unrealistic costs and negative environmental impact. But now RenFuel launches a fast and realistic solution with biofuels made of lignin from wood.
Our world-class innovation transforms lignin into lignin oil – LIGNOL® – which is a bio-oil refined to biofuel with a very high climate effect. With this green “drop-in fuel” we utilize today’s well-functioning liquid fuel and current fleet infrastructure and will have a direct positive climate impact.
RenFuel has already invested over SEK 200 million to deliver lignol for refining to bio-gasoline and bio-diesel. The production of lignol has only begun and 1Q 2021 starts the deliveries on a large scale and more facilities are scheduled to start shortly.
Green fuels of lignol replaces finite fossil gasoline and diesel…
Biofuels are fuels that are produced from renewable biomass. The carbon in the raw materials for biofuels grows on the earth’s surface and is part of the earth’s natural carbon cycle, and biofuels, therefore, do not increaseCO2 in the atmosphere. Fossil raw materials are located far below the surface of the soil and do not increase the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, so there they should remain.
Only 15% of biofuels are now produced in Sweden. 85% is imported and consists of residual and waste raw materials, rapeseed oil, palm oil, etc. Nearly 1/4 of all HVO used as bio-diesel in Sweden is made of palm oil from mainly Indonesia and Malaysia. A large part of the residual and waste raw materials also consist of palm oil.
Lignol is a completely renewable, ethically problem free bio-oil from residual raw materials with high climate effect and will significantly increase our domestic production of biofuels.
Biofuels are the fastest and most realistic option...
The transport sector accounts for 1/3 of our CO2 emissions...
Diesel already has a major share of bio-diesel (27%), while gasoline has a minor mixture of ethanol (6%). So far, ethanol has been the only biofuel to blend in fossil gasoline. With lignol, we now have a new opportunity to mix in an increasing proportion of bio-gasoline.
Of a total of 53,8 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2017, 1/3 came from the transport sector. 0,7% and 0,9% from domestic shipping and flights and road transports 31%, of which diesel 18.3% and gasoline 12.7%.
Of a total of approximately 9,000,000 kbm of fuel totalling more than 1 900 000 kbm of biofuels (21%). Only 15 per cent of all biofuels (mainly ethanol) were produced in Sweden. 85 per cent were imported and mostly HVO (waste and palm oil) and FAME (rapeseed) both for mixing into diesel.
Green objectives for the transport sector...
Sweden will be one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare countries. Not only because it is morally right for future generations, but because it’s economically smart. Together with most countries in the world, Sweden has joined the UN’s so-called 2-degree goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Sweden’s new climate policy was adopted in June 2009 and the transport system will gradually increase energy efficiency and break fossil dependency. The Climate Act and the Climate Policy Framework, from 1 January 2018, establishes that the transport sector’s climate impact will decrease by 70 per cent 2010-2030.
Reduction quota has been introduced since July 2018, which means that the authorities will require an increasing proportion of biofuels to be mixed in fossil fuels. Emissions should have fallen by 70% by 2030 compared with 2010, and the share of biofuels should then be at least 40%.
Bio-gasoline and bio-diesel of lignol will fill a large part of this need.