The role of electrofuels: a cost-effective solution for future transport?

Electrofuels is synthetic hydrocarbons produced from carbon dioxide and hydrogen with electricity as the main source. Energy system studies of electrofuels are missing and the purpose of the proposed research project is to deepen the knowledge of electrofuels by (i) mapping and analyze the technical and (ii) the economic potential and (iii) analyzing the potential role of electrofuels in the future energy system. The energy system model GET could be used for, by taking into account the competition for other the primary energy sources, analyzing the conditions under which electrofuels are cost-effective compared to other alternative fuels in order to reach climate targets. The results may contribute with important background facts for political and industrial investment decisions in electrofuel plants which we, together with industry, have recognized as missing today.

Participants

Maria Grahn (contact)

Forskare vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Selma Brynolf

Doktor vid Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environment and Energy Systems

Collaborations

IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2014–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2015-09-18