Advanced biofuels

Advanced biofuels are produced from sustainable sources and can replace fossil fuels in the transition to climate neutrality in Europe

Advanced biofuels are drop-in replacements for fossil fuels being used in existing engines, heating technologies or industrial applications. This means that individuals, businesses and industries across Europe can switch to using advanced biofuels in a seamless and cost-effective way, on the transition to the EU’s 2050 climate targets.

Data modelling from the Imperial College London consultants concludes that the potential available of sustainable biomass, with no harm to biodiversity, could support advanced and waste-based biofuel production in Europe of up to 350m tonnes per year by 2050. This showcases how advanced biofuels, together with synthetic and waste based fuels, can support climate neutrality alongside electrification in Europe.

There are a huge amount of benefits to using and producing advanced biofuels in Europe. Some of these are as follows:


Made from sustainable and renewable feedstocks, such as wastes and residues

Hassle free & cost effective

as drop-in replacements across transport, heating and industry, advanced biofuels reduce the need for new infrastructure or retrofit


An already growing sector with proven technologies, policy support can accelerate the scaling up of advanced biofuels

Support hard-to-abate sectors

Such as transport, off-grid heating & industrial applications, where electrification or hydrogen can be challenging

Industrial & Economic benefits

Growing the advanced biofuel value chain in Europe, creates jobs, contributes to GDP and enables the EU to compete with global economies

Provide energy security

Scaling up advanced biofuels production can support the move away from the reliance on imported fossil fuels