Advanced biofuels

Fast and cost-efficient way

to decarbonize transport

We, the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels, believe that Advanced Biofuels (AB) made from residues and waste materials represent one of the major industrial opportunities today for our planet in the sustainable energy technology field.
The world is taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and AB are a key part of the solution, because they provide value to waste streams and have considerably lower environmental impact than fuels made from petroleum oil or natural gas. Significant AB production could be deployed today provided that a policy and regulatory framework enabling long-term investment is implemented.

Members of the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels must be:

  • Technology developers of advanced biofuels who have already been investing in large scale demonstration or large scale facilities
  • Investors in plants (demo or flagship) of advanced biofuels

Our vision

Advanced biofuels from niche to norm

By 2050 all transport modes should use energy sources which will result in net zero emissions. Advanced biofuels contribute to a climate-neutral Europe. Advanced biofuels promote sustainability and circular economy by using residues and waste streams as feedstock as well as innovation by developing new process technologies.

Our mission


LSB is a coalition of leading advanced biofuels producers and technology providers committed to making a strong contribution to meet the EU ambitions of reducing transport emissions. LSB is working closely with the EU institutions and the Member States and promote the use of advanced biofuels in the European Union.

Map of production facilities in Europe

By clicking this you will be redirected to an external source and the credit goes to ETIP.
“The list and the map below provide an overview of demonstration facilities for the production of advanced biofuels and intermediate bioenergy carriers; applying one of the filters allows to find answers to multiple questions such as which facilities are currently operational, or how many facilities producing cellulosic ethanol are already at TRL8.” (Source: ETIP).


Dimeta and Enerkem Collaborate on Large Scale Waste-to-DME Projects in Europe and the USA

Enerkem, the first company in the world to produce bio-methanol from mixed waste at commercial scale, and Dimeta, a joint venture between two of the largest off-grid energy suppliers, have announced that they are initiating feasibility studies for the development of two large scale projects that will convert waste into renewable and recycled carbon dimethyl ether.

Dimeta and Rinnai team up on greener gas appliances

Dimeta has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rinnai, a global manufacturer and distributor of gas appliances, to explore ways to decarbonise the LPG market in Europe through the use of DME.