Potential of biofuels for the EU

The introduction of biofuels can reduce the emissions of greenhouse gas emissions by 30% to 50% compared to fossil fuels. With the new generation biofuels the reduction potential increases up to between 50% and 90%. With the actual high oil prices, biofuels can be produced in a concurrential way in Europe, if the East European agriculture undergoes the necessary changes. The production of substantial quantities of biomass in Europe is possible without affecting the food and wood production. These are the most important results of the EU sponsored VIEWLS project. The Dutch Research institute Senternovem was project leader. Transport and Mobility Leuven was one of the project partners. TML investigated the cost aspects of the transport of biofuels between Eastern and Western Europe.




Paper about biofuels, also published in 'de milieukrant' (in Dutch)


2003 - 2005

funded by

European Commission, 5th Framework Programme


Bruno Van Zeebroeck, Bart Vannieuwenhuyse


Senternovem (project leader, NL), Utrecht University (NL), Chalmers University (S), ...


Griet De Ceuster

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reference: 01.47

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Fifth Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 00619