An innovation policy framework and policy options for the development of biorefineries

The purpose is to investigate how different policy instruments contribute to the commercialization of future biorefineries and the production of renewable transport fuels in combination with other products. The project goals include: (i) a synthesis of existing international knowledge on policy instruments targeting innovation, up-scaling and deployment of new technology with a focus on biorefinery technologies and renewable transport fuels; (ii) the development of an innovation policy framework that can be used to analyze how different types of policy instruments contribute to R&D, up-scaling and the diffusion of mature technologies; and (iii) an assessment of potential policy options from a Swedish perspective. To promote innovation and industrial capacity all three above-mentioned phases of technological development need to be stimulated. In Sweden, there is a lack of policy instruments for scaling up innovative technology and for the further diffusion of more mature technology.

Partner organizations

  • IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Luleå University of Technology (Academic, Sweden)
Start date 01/09/2016
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2017

Published: Sat 30 Mar 2019.