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Initiative

The eFuel Alliance is committed to the expansion and promotion of the global production of eFuels and to their widespread use in many sectors. Our goal is for eFuels to gain political acceptance and regulatory approval as a significant contributor to sustainable climate protection.

 

Who we are
and what we stand for

The eFuel Alliance is a stakeholder initiative dedicated to the industrial production of synthetic liquid fuels from renewable energies and sustainable biomass. It is open to all organisations and interested parties who share the goal of establishing and promoting eFuels as a contributor to climate protection – and helping to make them accepted worldwide. This includes individual companies, associations and individuals, including from the petroleum trade and the petroleum industry, the automotive and automotive supplier industry, mechanical and plant construction, research and science, the aviation and maritime industry, the chemical industry, the energy production and generation sector and, of course, the employee and employer representatives from these areas.

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Tasks and goals
of the initiative

The eFuel Alliance has set itself the goal of advancing and intensifying the production of synthetic liquid fuels. We therefore actively promote the advantages of eFuels to politicians and authorities, stakeholders, the public, the scientific community and the media. We are also proactive in influencing decision-making and the wider public debate. The eFuel Alliance brings together and strengthens the common interests of its members, and is a recognised interlocutor for all matters relating to eFuels and synthetic liquid fuels.

Our
political demands

  1. Openness to technology in climate protection policy.
    We believe that a regulatory approach open to all technologies, and hence the promotion of synthetic liquid fuels, is the most efficient path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In this way sustainability, innovation, competition and acceptance can all be reconciled.

  2. Holistic economy for hydrogen-derived products in Europe.
    Through the production and use of hydrogen-based products such as eFuels, Europe can be at the forefront of global technology and thus also secure its competitiveness as a location for industry. This requires a regulatory framework and appropriate market conditions. It is the task of the European Union to guarantee a holistic approach to setting the necessary production requirements and regulatory standards, including for eFuels.

  3. Change of the energy taxation.The positive contribution that eFuels and sustainable biofuels can make to climate protection must be taken into account in energy taxation. The tax base should be changed from volumetric basis to the carbon footprint of the energy carrier to incentivise the production of renewable fuels. If an energy tax is based on genuine environmental criteria, this invariably leads to a reduction of the energy taxation on eFuels and sustainable biofuels.

  4. Recognition of eFuels in the EU fleet targets.
    Crediting the CO2-reduction contribution of eFuels and sustainable biofuels within the framework of EU fleet targets for passenger cars, light and heavy-duty vehicles is a decisive lever for achieving the climate targets in road transport. It is therefore essential that the greenhouse gas savings achieved by eFuels and sustainable biofuels  are taken into account when calculating the EU CO2 fleet targets in order to create another option for achieving the transport sector’s climate targets.

  5. Strengthening international cooperation to set up global production.
    With the help of eFuels, globally generated electricity from renewable energies can be used worldwide for the first time. That is because eFuels are easy to store and transport and thus create the possibility to produce and import renewable energies globally in the form of liquid energy carriers. This makes a decisive contribution to the global energy transition by building a climate-friendly energy system that helps develop the resources of economically weaker regions.

  6. Promoting the industrial production of eFuels.
    eFuel production on an industrial scale should be achieved as quickly as possible by promoting pilot projects. A market ramp-up can also be supported in the short term by tendering procedures, and commitments to volume orders, that would provide investors with added security.

Members

The eFuel Alliance is made up of companies and institutes from various industries that want to promote the establishment of eFuels. Our members include:

 

Speakers & responsible persons

Are you interested in the advantages and possibilities of using eFuels?
Interested in supporting our eFuel Alliance?
You can find out who to get in touch with here.

Board

Dr. Peter Seifried
    Andreas Henke
    Piёch Automotive
      Udo Weber
      UNITI
        Carl Nyberg
        Neste
          Jürgen Roth
          eFuel Alliance Austria
            Nils Aldag
            Sunfire
              Dr. Martin Berger
              Mahle

                Sounding Board

                Prof. Bernhard Geringer
                  Dr. Monika Griefahn
                    Dr. Michael Vesper
                      Norbert Haug
                        Prof. Öivind Andersson
                          Johannes Remmel
                            Ole von Beust

                              Team

                              Ralf Diemer
                              Managing Director
                              Georg Ehrmann
                              Vice Managing Director
                              Dr. Tobias Block
                              Head of Strategy and Content
                              Algara Castle
                              Head of EU Affairs
                              Matthias Spangenberg
                              Head of EU Affairs
                              Michaela Korb
                              Head of Administration
                              Marlene Hermfisse
                              Monitoring, Research, Internal Communication
                              Claudia Bender
                              Press

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