Scientific Support for the Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) of the German Government


As part of the energy transition and the German government’s “energy concept”, the transport sector needs to diversify its energy base and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In view of the many challenges, the German Government has announced in its 2009 Coalition Agreement that it would develop a Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) in order to ensure a mobility that is sustainable, economical and environmentally friendly. The aim of the MFS is to develop a strategic understanding between politicians, industry and the scientific community of the medium and long-term prospects of fossil fuels and fuels based on renewable energies as well as the drive technologies required for this transition and the necessary supply infrastructures.

The aim of providing scientific support to the MFS is to “explain complex relationships and introduce new findings to the discussion” (Homepage BMVI on MFS). By conducting studies and supporting professional workshops, various topics on sustainable mobility and in particular on alternative drive technologies and fuel supply technologies are scientifically evaluated in this way.


May 2012 – December 2016


Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development


ifeu has provided scientific support to the project in partnership with the Institute of Transport Research of the DLR, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (LBST) and the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) from 2012 to 2016.

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