Begleitforschung Energiewende im Verkehr - 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 - May 2022

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)

Team at UFZ
Markus Millinger
Matthias Jordan

Model at UFZ
BENOPT