The role of electrofuels: a cost-effective solution for future transport?
Research Project , 2014 – 2016

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.


Maria Grahn (contact)

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Selma Brynolf

Researcher at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences


IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Stockholm, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: P39121-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2016

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