Alternative fuels

The transport sector needs to tackle a double challenge – to break its dependency on oil and at the same time reduce its increasing CO2 emissions.

Scania has been addressing this challenge by producing commercial biofuel solutions for over 20 years, and is actively developing and testing technology for the future.

Biofuels are part of the natural carbon cycle

Biofuels are part of the natural carbon cycle and don’t contribute to a net increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. Fossil fuels release carbon from fossil deposits and increase CO2 levels. The use of biofuels will thus help reduce CO2 emissions, particularly in heavy transport, where electrification is not easy to achieve.

Only three biofuels today fulfil the important requirements of sustainability, commercial availability and volume production – bioethanol, biodiesel and biogas. Other interesting biofuels will not be commercially available for quite some time.

Scania’s biofuel portfolio

Scania’s unique biofuel portfolio covers all the three major biofuels, providing solutions that ensure the best operating economy and the most cost-efficient CO2 reduction for each individual customer.

Scania strongly favours the development of a uniform system for certifying biofuels from a sustainability point of view. A good example of this is the EU's biofuel criteria.