Bonn, 12.12.16

Increasing diversification of drive technologies and the research and production of various renewable fuels as part of a sustainable mobility strategy

The climate protection target of achieving a tangible and sustainable reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector makes it necessary that all renewable drive and fuel alternatives interact as efficiently as possible. The parallel use and advancement of various fuels from renewable sources such as biomass or non-biogenic sources (Power-to-Gas) is the basis for a successful political and acceptance strategy in the context of a decarbonization of transport by 2050.

The contents of the conference program have been expanded to account for the increasing levels of diversification of drive technologies as well as for the research and production of different fuels from renewable energies. In line with this, the topic of “electric mobility” will be addressed in a separate panel. Electric mobility is key, along with the advancement of renewable fuels, making it possible to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases in the transport sector in terms of an evolutionary development already today.

However, electric mobility comprises many more elements than just electric cars and drives. Many components together make up the system of electric mobility. The 14th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2017” accordingly offers a range of different presentations on issues around this topic:

Prof. Dr. Werner Tillmetz (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research ZSW) will look at the future of electric mobility from a general point of view. Will pure electric drives prevail in the long-run or will a combination of electric drives and combustion engines achieve better performances and longer driving-ranges at least in the medium term and have also the prospect of becoming an important component in the long term?

Johannes Daum (NOW GmbH) will give an overview of the infrastructure development for the establishment of electric mobility. Besides efficiency, the charging time and user-friendliness are decisive from a consumer perspective. This applies to home charging, to charging at work, to destination charging, to short or long stays as well as to fast-charging on longer trips. All this makes a comprehensive infrastructure necessary to address different mobility needs.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Vallée (RWTH Aachen University) will introduce the tasks and objectives of the “SLAM – Fast-charging network for axes and metropolitan areas”. The SLAM project aims at installing a research charging network throughout Germany, which will be built up by private investors. In this project, data from customer and user surveys will be used to work out recommendations and gain practical experience for setting up a nationwide fast-charging network.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Hall (University of Ostwestfalen-Lippe) will describe the synergy effects when using electric mobility and renewable energies in rural areas by the example of the district of Lippe. In contrast to urban areas, rural areas offer sufficient space and infrastructures for the production of renewable energies, thus making the combination of regenerative energy generation and the utilization of electric mobility a particularly viable option.

Markus Weichel (Lichtblick SE) will talk about the link between mobility and housing. In the scope of the research project “3E multi-family home - self- production, self-consumption, electric mobility”, LichtBlick is optimizing a local energy system based on renewable electricity production and flexible electricity use depending on local daily live or mobility requirements.


German Bioenergy Association (BBE)
Markus Hartmann
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