What electricity price would make electrofuels cost-competitive?
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Electrofuels are fuels produced from water and carbon dioxide, using electricity as the major source of energy. The aim of this study is to calculate the production cost of electro-hydrogen and electro-methanol and find what electricity price would make these fuels cost-competitive to fossil alternatives. Assuming input data of today, we find that electro-hydrogen may be competitive if electricity prices are between 10-20 €/MWh whereas no electricity price would lead to competitive electro-methanol. Both electrofuels, could under a combination of beneficial circumstances, be competitive to fossil alternatives.

production cost

power-to-fuels

methanol

hydrogen

electrofuels

Author

Maria Grahn

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

Anna-Karin Jannasch

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

6th TMFB, Tailor-Made Fuels from Production to Propulsion, 2018
Aachen, Germany,

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Energy

Subject Categories

Energy Systems

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11/19/2018