• 25 February 2019

    Study: Synthetic energy sources - perspectives for the German economy and international trade

    Following the Paris Climate Protection Agreement in 2015, the European Union have set themselves ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions ("GHG"). Liquid synthetic fuels from renewable energies can play a big role for the transport sector. Liquid fuels have to be used in aviation, in shipping and in road freight vehicles using internal combustion engines. All types of renewable fuels will be needed to reach the ambitious targets set by the UN and the EU. Synthetic energy sources from renewable electricity – known as “power-to-liquids” or “power-to-gas” – will help to deal with this situation. In the study, prepared by frontier economics and the IW (Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft), relevant aspects of the import and worldwide trade of synthetic fuels produced from renewable energies were examined.

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  • 10 September 2018

    Study: Status and perspectives of liquid energy sources in the energy transition

    A new study demonstrates the importance of e-fuels in a low-carbon economy

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  • 26 September 2017

    Study: Production of GHG-reduced liquid fuels

    A study presented to EU policy-makers assesses the technical possibilities, climate impact and costs of innovative liquid fuels which may progressively supply Europe’s 20 million homes heated with oil

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