The KliK Foundation is committed to implementing this compensation obligation. It is a compensation association that supports projects to reduce greenhouse gases.

Liquid biofuels still offer the greatest CO₂ savings potential. They are effective immediately and without any loss of comfort in any vehicle with an internal combustion engine. Today, drivers and transporters save around half a million tonnes of CO₂ per year.

2013 - 2024

In the period from 2013 to 2024, incentives will be provided to advance climate protection in Switzerland. These include buses for non-compensated CO₂ emissions and tax relief for sustainable biofuels. In addition, the promotion or steering model KliK is used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

From 2025

In 2025, the revised CO₂ Act is expected to come into force and will enable convergence with the European RED II directive for advanced biofuels. With the introduction of mass balancing and the transfer obligation, it will be possible to simplify the trade in biofuels. Furthermore, international certification systems such as ISCC, REDCert and RSB will be recognised.

In addition, sustainable biofuels can be imported with the so-called "Swiss Finish", which is associated with tax relief. So-called "advanced biofuels" can now also be imported, which can be traded without tax relief by means of mass balancing.


50 % reduction compared to 1990...


Advantages of synthetic fuels => CO₂-neutral (if renewable electricity) => suitable for all combustion engines => use of existing infrastructures

Synthetic fuels offer a number of advantages. One of the most important advantages is that they are CO₂-neutral when produced with renewable electricity. Because they are made from carbon dioxide and hydrogen, no additional CO₂ is produced when they are used.

Another advantage of synthetic fuels is that they are suitable for all types of combustion engines, including aircraft, ships and cars. This means that they can use the existing infrastructure instead of building a completely new one.

Synthetic fuels can also be produced from different sources, such as biomass, hydrogen or synthetic methane, which offers flexibility in terms of energy supply.

They also have the advantage that they can reduce emissions of pollutants, compared to fossil fuels. They produce less nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and soot particles, thus helping to improve air quality.

Another advantage of synthetic fuels is their storability and transportability, as they can be stored in liquid form and are thus easier to transport compared to biofuels.

Also, the possibility of using CO₂ as a feedstock, which opens up the possibility of CO₂ capture and storage, thus contributing to the reduction of CO₂ emissions.

However, there are also disadvantages, such as the high costs of production and dependence on renewable energies and the still limited availability of CO₂ capture technologies.


Biofuels Switzerland
Swiss Biofuels Association
Bahnhofstrasse 9
CH-4450 Sissach