Effective policy design for promoting investment in advanced alternative fuels
An analysis of advanced biofuel policies and recommendations for improving the effectiveness of policy support for emerging low carbon fuel technologies. Low-carbon fuels produced from non-food feedstocks have the potential to deliver deep greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in transport fuels, but their commercialization has been slow despite a decade of policy support across the European Union (EU) and United States (U.S.). This study seeks to understand why the past decade of alternative fuel policies has not led to commercialization of AAF and how can apply lessons learned to developing proposals for fuel policy over the coming decade. In this study, consider alternative fuel technologies such as cellulosic ethanol, biomass gasification, and pyrolysis under the umbrella term advanced alternative fuel (AAF).