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E-Fuels to fight climate change

If the global priority with regards to the transportation sector is to reduce carbon emissions, electrification to transform the world is already a failed strategy. With nearly 1.8 billion vehicles in the world, and with more than 90 million news vehicles sold annually, it is impossible to envision a transition to relying on only battery electric vehicles. So, what should be the alternative to the existing and continuing combustion engine-liquid fuels market? 

eFuels are a carbon-neutral alternative to conventional fossil energy and makes a decisive contribution to the global energy transition.
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E-Fuels are the global solution

E-Fuels are produced by synthesizing hydrogen and carbon, that’s why they are called synthetic fuels. And where does hydrogen and carbon come from? Hydrogen is produced through electrolysis processes using renewable energy from solar or wind and carbon dioxide is extracted from the atmosphere. E-Fuels can be used in today’s engines and heating systems like conventional fuels and thus allow the sustainable use of existing infrastructure in the transport and heating sectors.

Kickoff Conference for a strong alliance in Vienna

Stephan Schwarzer, General Manager of eFuel-Alliance Austria: “The conference has shown a great acceptance for our sustainable mobility project”.
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Organized by eFuel-Alliance Austria, 23 experts presented in the Vienna Chamber of Commerce from October 20th to 21st their ideas and projects to around 260 conference participants both from companies and the political area. The focus of their high-level presentations was how to find right solutions for a climate neutral mobility in a challenging environment with dramatic consequences that are already seen around the world.  As producing eFuels is energy intensive, around 60 percent of the cost is spent on the renewable electricity needed to extract the hydrogen via electrolysis, the production will be in parts of the world where conditions are more favorable for generating electricity from renewable sources of energy. 38 countries have been identified by Fraunhofer as top performers including Chile, Australia, USA and Canada.

Great interest had been met the presentation of the Austrian based AVL List GmbH with the SOEC Power-to-Liquid Demonstration Plant, that combines low cost potential with highest efficiencies as a basis for economic e-fuel production.

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