Transition to renewable fuels
The transition to a low-carbon dioxide society requires collaboration between vehicle manufacturers, vehicle users, politicians, government agencies and fuel producers. The main challenge at this point is the availability of fuels rather than the technology.
In the foreseeable future there will be insufficient biomass or renewable fuels to fully replace fossil fuels. There will not be a single successor to fossil fuel but a range of alternative fuels, with various fuels being used in different parts of the world.
Through various collaborations, the Volvo Group promotes the establishment of infrastructure that will distribute the fuels of the future. DME has grown rapidly in the energy sector in recent years. The BioDME project in Sweden is just one example demonstrating that infrastructure can be established to promote use of this fuel in the transport sector. There are also signs that regional infrastructure for biogas production and distribution will be established during the years to come.