eFuels can make a decisive contribution to achieving the 2050 climate targets:
eFuels are environmentally and climate-friendly.
- eFuels allow the global potential of solar and wind power to be unleashed around the world.
- eFuels are produced by using renewable electricity as well as atmospheric CO2 from the air and hydrogen from water.
- eFuels are climate-neutral; no additional greenhouse gases are produced while they are in use.
- eFuels can be easily stored and transported over long distances without any energy loss. They solve one central problem of the energy transition: the inability to feed renewable energy into the grid continuously and thus have it permanently available.
- eFuels emit significantly less nitrogen oxide and particulate matter than conventional fuels.
- eFuels do not cause any disposal or recycling issues.
- eFuels can be used in today’s engines and heating systems and thus allow the sustainable use of existing infrastructure in the transport and heating sectors.
eFuels are versatile and quick to deploy.
- eFuels are compatible with conventional internal combustion engines and efficient condensing boilers. They can thus be deployed in the approximately 1.3 billion vehicles around the world and supply heat efficiently through around 20 million heating systems in the EU that run on liquid fuels.
- eFuels can reach the market quickly via existing flexible distribution networks and are therefore easily available to the consumer.
- eFuels can easily be added to conventional fuels (drop-in capability from 1 to 100%).
- eFuels are suitable for all modes of transport: passenger cars, heavy-duty vehicles, airplanes and ships. In addition, they can also be used as a substitute for crude oil in the chemical industry.
- There is no reasonable technological alternative to using eFuels in aviation, shipping, construction, agriculture, forestry and large segments of heavy goods traffic.
eFuels are user-friendly and convenient.
- Thanks to eFuels, there is no need for an expensive change of technologies in the transport and heating sector. The disposal or conversion of existing infrastructure throughout the world is thus avoided. For the consumer, this means no switching costs, no need for reorientation towards different technologies and an easy and familiar handling process of a safe energy carrier. This promotes a high-level of acceptance for eFuels.
- eFuels can be comprehensively distributed via existing infrastructure and are thus easily available to consumers.
- eFuels combine all the advantages of conventional liquid and gaseous energy sources: a short refuelling process as well as high energy density, which enables a long vehicle range.
- As studies by renowned research institutes prove, eFuels can be produced in the medium-term for approximately 1 euro per litre. This keeps fuels affordable for consumers.
eFuels help to secure Europe’s primacy as an industrial location and strengthen international energy cooperation.
- Both the EU and several states around the world have already committed themselves to using hydrogen and hydrogen-based derivative products within their hydrogen strategies in order to make parts of the economy and transport system climate-neutral.
- However, most industrialized countries such as Germany cannot meet their energy requirements using their own climate-neutral energy sources and are therefore dependent on the import of renewable energies.
- Areas of the world that get plenty of sun and wind can generate large quantities of renewable energies and produce corresponding quantities of eFuels.
- eFuels can be imported from these sunny and windy regions and used around the world. In this way, less developed countries can also establish a climate-neutral energy supply. This also promotes international cooperation.
- Europe’s world-leading expertise in engine and plant construction – including medium-sized supply-chain companies – will be maintained; hundreds of thousands of jobs will be secured.
- European engineers are world leaders in the development of Power-to-X technology, which is used to produce eFuels. This strengthens the European export economy and creates over 470,000 additional jobs in Germany alone.