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The Danish industry supports the government’s focus on green fuels in the new roadmap

Green fuels and electrification of transport play a crucial role in the government’s new Roadmap for a green Denmark. “If we are to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Danish 70% target by 2030, we must have more focus on transport. The electrification of passenger transport is rapidly evolving, but especially the heavy transport, ships and planes will be a major challenge that we must solve”, says Jacob Stahl Otte, CEO of Drivkraft Danmark.
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The government has today presented a “Roadmap for a green Denmark”, which contains the proposals that the government will present over the coming years to achieve the goal of a 70% reduction. Green fuels and electrification of transport play a crucial role in the government’s new “Roadmap for a green Denmark”.

“If we are to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Danish 70% target by 2030, we must have more focus on transport. The electrification of passenger transport is in full swing, but especially the heavy transport, ships and planes will be a major challenge. Therefore, it is really positive that the government is planning an increased focus on real green fuels, which can replace fossil energy “, says Jacob Stahl Otte, CEO of Drivkraft Danmark.

Drivkraft Danmark is an industry organization for charging operators, refineries, petrol stations and suppliers of fuels for ships and aircraft. Drivkraft Danmark sees the reorganization of transport as the overriding strategic area in the coming years.

Among other things, Drivkraft Danmark proposed a CO2 displacement requirement for transport, which was adopted in December 2020: “With the introduction of a CO2 displacement requirement for road transport from 2022, politicians have ensured a very important framework condition for the demand for the green fuels of the future. The next step is to set requirements for ships and aircraft, as well as to focus on production. The forthcoming PtX strategy and a proposal on green fuels will hopefully contribute to this. ”

Increased integration of renewable energy in the refineries, which already produce fuels for cars, ships and aircraft, is an obvious way to ensure greener fuels:

“PtX producers and two large refineries are among our members, all of which are looking into a future where fossil energy must be replaced by renewable alternatives. In addition to being necessary for the sake of the climate, there are also great business opportunities in this area. Therefore, the refineries should play a crucial role in the government’s PtX strategy and the forthcoming proposals on green fuels. If we are to reach the potentials, we must increase the volume. The refineries can ensure that”, Jacob Stahl Otte concludes.

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