Accompanying research on the energy transition in transport - BEniVer

The scientific accompanying research project BEniVer comprehensively investigates the development of regenerative fuels. The aim is to network the 15 technical research projects of the funding initiative with more than 100 participating research groups and industrial partners, to exploit synergy potentials and to make the project results comparable.

The BEniVer project focuses on interdisciplinary analyses of technical, ecological, economic and social impacts. Within the accompanying research, the UFZ participates in the investigation of the competition between electrofuels and biofuels for the fulfilment of energy targets and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets in the transport sectors. The existing competition model BENSIM (BioEnergy SImulation Model) will be extended by relevant electrofuel options. Which fuel paths become relevant when, to what extent and in which sectors is in the foreground.

Project duration

June 2018 - Mar 2023

Funded by

Funding program „Energiewende im Verkehr“, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)

Project partners

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ gGmbH)
Forschungsstelle für Energiewirtschaft e. V. (FfE)
Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftliche Strukturforschung (GWS)
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ)
Institut für Zukunftsenergie- und Stoffstromsysteme (IZES gGmbH)


Roadmap for electricity-based fuels (German)

UFZ report (English/German)

Team at UFZ

Danial Esmaeili Aliabadi
Matthias Jordan

Model at UFZ