Can electrofuels in combustion engines be cost-competitive to hydrogen in fuel cells?
Conference contribution, 2017
Tailor-made synthetic fuels, here called electrofuels, are fuels produced from hydrogen and carbon dioxide, using electricity as the major source of energy. This study analyzes under what circumstances electrofuels used in combustion engines may be cost-competitive to hydrogen used in fuel cells, for cars, trucks and shipping. Results show that electro-diesel can be competitive when vehicles and vessels operate only part time of the year, whereas hydrogen has advantages when vehicles and vessels are used for longer distances more days over the year. Cars is the category showing the most positive results on electro-diesel