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Friday, April 26, 2013

Renewable fuels in road transports in Sweden

Transportation is the branch that is still behind in environmental aspects almost all around the world. In Sweden, there have been several actions since 2000 in order to introduce renewable fuels. All these actions resulted in great reduction of gasoline consumption (from 5.5 in 2004 to 3.9 million m3 in 2012), but increasing in diesel consumption at the same time.

Biodiesel with 404,000 m3 and ethanol with 407,000 m3 were dominant in the biofuels market in the country in 2012, while biogas is rapidly increasing. The biogas consumptions in 2004 and 2012 were 33 and 140 million m3, respectively. There are also electrical cars and hydrogen, but they are negligible. The good news is that the share of renewables in the road-transportation fuels has been increased to 8.1% in 2012. However, we still have a long way to go! A full report on these numbers can be read from Swedish Energy Agency.

Share of renewable fuels in road transport


  1. Good news Dr. Wish we start investing on this matter in Iran! is there possibly any vacant position for a phd student who has graduated from IUT with good marks and has industry experience?

    1. I think modern and industrial age has come up on oil and nothing can replace the appetite for oil. its just wasting time Dr. .

  2. it's good to replace renewable fuels but it can only support part of the demand for energy. using vegetables for production of fuel is cruel, ruining the soil which is a wealth for next generations.