Today, Wednesday, Bioenergia ry (The Bioenergy Association of Finland) published the study prepared by the AFRY Management Consulting about the role of renewable fuels in Finland.

Finland aims to halve domestic traffic CO2 emissions by 2030 and have fossil-free traffic by 2045.

According to the study commissioned by Bioenergia ry, renewable fuels are the most important means of reducing traffic CO2 emissions following the obligations on a tight schedule. However, more electric vehicles must be used in addition to renewable fuels.

The emissions of the current vehicle fleet can only be cut with renewable fuels, such as biofuels, biogas, and future synthetic electrical fuels. In the future, the need for renewable fuels will also increase in sea and air transport.

The biorefinery planned by NordFuel in Haapavesi will produce annually 65,000 tons of ethanol and 150 GWh of biogas for traffic use. The production volume would double bioethanol production in Finland compared to the 2021 level.

NordFuel has financed the report published today with BioEnergo, Gasum, Neste, Finnish Biocycle and Biogas Association, and UPM. The work has been carried out closely with the operators and experts from AFRY Management Consulting.

A recording about the publishing webinar is available here.

NordFuel is preparing to build a modern biorefinery in Haapavesi, Northern Ostrobothnia. The biorefinery will produce bioethanol, biogas, and lignin from domestic sawdust and forestry byproducts, replacing imported fossil fuels.

Look at the materials prepared based on the report (in Finnish):