WHAT FUTURE FOR ELECTROFUELS?
Conference contribution, 2018

Transport sector is seen as the most difficult sector to decarbonise. In recent years so called electrofuels have been proposed as one option for emissions reduction. Electrofuels – fuels made from electricity and carbon dioxide - can potentially help to manage variations in electricity production and reducethe need for biofuels as well as make use of current infrastructure and can be used in sectors where fuel switch is difficult such as aviation. We investigate the cost-effectiveness of electrofuels under climate mitigation constraint and find that electrofuels are unlikely to become cost-effective unless options for storing carbon are very limited.

variable electricity

energy system

Electrofuels

Author

Mariliis Lehtveer

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology, Energy Technology 2

Selma Brynolf

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Maria Grahn

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

IEW 2018 – 37th Edition of International Energy Workshop.
Gothenburg, ,

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Energy

Subject Categories

Energy Systems

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Created

11/19/2018