Climate-neutral Alternative Fuels
As of: February 2020
Objective and activities
Brazil has a high potential of renewable power combined with a rapidly increasing fuel demand. Germany offers know-how for the production of climate neutral alternative fuels. The project’s goal is to create an international reference model for the production and application of climate neutral alternative fuels, for aviation and other transport segments apart from electromobility. Core element is a pilot project in Brazil to prove feasibility of production and application of those fuels. Experiences will be documented systematically, and subsequently fed into the international debate on decarbonisation of transport. Partner institutions are the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and the German Aerospace Center. A first stage of the project pursues theoretical proof of feasibility, concept elaboration and the preparation of relevant actors. Throughout the second stage, these actors realize the pilot project, findings are internationally disseminated.
State of implementation/results
- An advisory committee has been established in 12/2017. It contains of members from different brazilian ministries, regulating bodies and industry. A first visit to Germany took place in 4/2018.
- Capacity development measures have been implemented during a visit from brazilian companies to Germany and Switzerland in 1/2018 and during a visit from German technology companies to Brazil in 3/2018.