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

ship

carbon dioxide

car

sunfuels

alternative fuels

truck

cost

electrofuels

hydrogen

Author

Maria Grahn

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Proceedings of 5th TMFB, Tailor-Made Fuels from Production to Propulsion, Aachen, 20-22 June, 2017

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Energy

Subject Categories

Energy Systems

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Created

1/16/2018