NWA Matchmaking event – Role of E-fuels and biofuels in energy transition transport
This workshop is 2nd in a series on renewable low-carbon fuels and engine developments to determine new paths toward the CO2-neutral mobility of the future.
In collaboration with TUe, DIFFER, IRES, TU Delft, TNO, HAN Automotive, the Netherlands H2 Platform and TUe this seminar takes a look into the state of development of e-fuels and their role in the energy transition in the transport sector. E-fuels, som etimes called elektrofuels, solar fuels or power-to-X fuels are produced from, preferably renewable, electricity and CO2. With electrolysis the energy of the electricity is transferred via hydrogen coupled to carbon to hydrocarbons which have high energy density and are well suited for the existing liquid or gaseous infrastructure and drive trains.
Liquid and gaseous energy carriers are also a very effective means for transporting and storing large quantities of energy. Therefore, renewable fuels provide solutions for other sectors like power and heat. At the same time, biorefinery and e-refinery are essential to providing green resources for the chemical industry. To this end a cross sectoral program is needed to deploy the benefits renewable fuels are to play in the energy transition. A dedicated knowledge and innovation programme helps to bring about this important economic opportunity for the Netherlands.