The roll-out of alternative fuels is a necessary prerequisite for achieving climate objectives – particularly in air and maritime transport, but also in other areas, such as long-haul road freight.

Depending on the area of application, biofuels or electricity-based fuels from renewables could be used in the relevant transport subsector to reduce greenhouse gases.

The NOW factsheet “Overview and classification of alternative fuels” provides an overview of the most important alternative fuels, their production paths and potential applications in the transport sector. The paper also offers a proposal for a common, structured language regime for alternative fuel terminology.

Download factsheet (PDF, in German)