Session 10 - 18th International Congress for Renewable Mobility "Fuels of the Future 2021" 18.-22.-01.2021

Session 10: Advanced Alternative Fuels – Technology Options and Investments 

Emerging innovations in new process technologies for production of low-greenhouse-gas alternative fuels have made considerable progress in recent years. The focus is not only on improving the efficiency of fuel production from agricultural and forestry residues, but also on deploying residues arising from cycle-optimised waste management. This increases the potential for substituting fossil fuels with the aim of decarbonising existing fleets, e.g. heavy goods vehicles, as soon as possible. In contrast to production plants for commercially available biofuels from cultivated biomass, for example rapeseed, which are linked to existing agricultural infrastructure, such as oil mills, these plants can be operated as stand-alone facilities. An appropriate structure for continuous supply of feedstocks must also be developed for these plants.

In this session at the 18th International Conference, experts will present current innovative advances in technology development and discuss challenges for commercial implementation. The aim must be to make these technological innovations visible now as production facilities in the truest sense of the term, because time is running out for climate change mitigation in the transport sector. Due to the high investment costs, policymakers must also provide appropriate investment incentives to foster capacity building, in line with the promotion of e-mobility and the hydrogen strategy; that will help ensure that, in the best-case scenario, climate protection targets can be met through a combination of compliance options.

The presentations:

Renewable fuels and chemicals for the transport and industry sector - Energy transition - an industry perspective and own developments
Dr. Armin Günther, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction

Advanced fuels for the existing fleet – Results from the reFuels project
Prof. Dr. Nicolaus Dahmen, Institute for Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)

ReOil – Utilization of post-consumer/industrial plastics for future fuels
Wolfgang Hofer, OMV Downstream GmbH

Fast pyrolysis from biomass residues – A commercial update
Mark Richters, BTG Bioliquids BV

Prof. Dr. Thomas Willner, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)

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