Workshop

PHB & UU: Pathways to sustainable mobility 2050

All presentations of this event are on YouTube, see the playlist here.

The slides for each presentation (in PDF format) can be found here:

Ruud Molenbroek (BTG Bioliquids) The potential to scale pyrolysis oil for various transport fuels.

Johannes Schürmann (GoodFuels): How (quickly) can we defossilize the Dutch shipping sector?

Björn Heijstra (Lanzatech): Carbon-based fuels from various industrial feedstocks.

Pieter 't Hart (Maritime Knowledge Centre): Outlook on green methanol for shipping

Loes Knotter (PHB): EU & Dutch Policy Overview - A briefing of where we are heading

Regina Goijen (Shell): Renewable Natural Gas

Oskar Meijerink (SkyNRG): Pathways to Sustainable Mobility 2050

Stephan Janbroers (TNO): The role of gasification - Options to produce renewable fuels from a wide range of feedstocks

Jan-Willem Könemann (TNO): Electricity to carbon fuels - methanol / DME / kerosene jet fuel

Lotte Asveld (TU Delft): Biohub and inclusive value chains

Andrea Ramirez Ramírez (TU Delft): The need for enabling infrastructure to move forward

Bart Somers (TU Eindhoven): Challenges of applying novel fuels in engines – options beyond hydrogen

Gert Jan Kramer (UU / The Sustainable Industry Lab): Power, Hydrogen and Fuels in the Netherlands

Agneev Mukherjee (UU): Techno-economic competitiveness of marine biofuels (and e-fuels)

Original event introduction:

‘What are the key challenges in defossilising the Dutch heavy transport sector by 2050?’

The Platform Renewable Fuels and Utrecht University will join forces and organise a workshop on this subject on May 19th, 2022.

In the past two decades, defossilisation of the electricity sector has progressed steadily in the EU, and is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. For residential heating and light-duty transport, the electric heat pump and BEV are widely regarded as the path forward to provide sustainable solutions, even though  implementation is still a matter of decades. However, the heavy duty transport (road, marine and aviation) sector has seen very little progress apart from some stagnating/capped first generation biofuels use in the road sector. Also, with less than 30 years to go to 2050, only few options are available for these sectors. Second generation biofuels have not (yet) lived up to expectations, whilst the uptake of e-fuels (and direct use of batteries) is expected only in 1-2 decades from now, and is currently still costly, and limited by low TRL levels, scarcity of renewable electricity, low energy density of batteries and other factors. Yet, as the current crisis in Ukraine shows, further reliance on (relatively low-carbon) fossil fuels such as natural gas is also problematic from both a climate and energy security point of view. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from academia and industry to assess these and other challenges and discuss possible pathways for heavy duty transport sector how defossilisation targets till 2050 may (still) be reached, and what techno-economic and policy barriers may need to be overcome.

The workshop will take place from 9.30 to 15.00h at Utrecht Science Park (Utrecht University USP, lecture hall Ruppert Wit). Click here for more information about the location, including directions.

The organisation of the workshop is the hands of Platform Renewable Fuels and Utrecht University (Martin Junginger, Professor Bio-based economy and Agneev Mukherjee, Postdoc Deep Decarbonisation Hub).

The preliminary programme is as follows:

9:00 – 9:30      Welcome & Coffee

9:30 – 9:50      “A plan that adds up – Availability of green electricity & H2 till 2050 and the  quest for ‘circular’(non-fossil) carbon – Implications for the Dutch transport sector” (Prof. Gert Jan Kramer, UU)

9:50 – 10:10    “Dutch heavy transport and decarbonization: EU & Dutch Policy Overview” – A briefing of where we are and the visibility for the short- to medium-term (Loes Knotter, Platform Hernieuwbare Brandstoffen)

10:10 – 11:40  Sub-sectoral analyses for decarbonizing aviation, heavy road transport & marine sectors till 2030 – options for biofuels

10 min presentations by academic & industry speakers on R&D and market challenges and expected developments:

• Oskar Meijerink (SkyNRG):  HEFA and beyond – use of biofuels for aviation
• Johannes Schürmann (Goodfuels): How (quickly) can we defossilize the Dutch shipping sector?
• Regina Goijen (Shell): Expectations for biofuels in the heavy duty road transport sector
• Ruud Meulenbroek (BTG-Bioliquids): The potential to scale pyrolysis oil for various transport fuels
• Pieter ‘t Hart (Maritiem Kenniscentrum): Outlook on green methanol for shipping
• Bart Somers (TU Eindhoven): Challenges of applying novel fuels in engines – options beyond hydrogen
• Lotte Asveld (TU Delft): Towards  Responsible & Sustainable Marine Biofuels and involvement of local stakeholder – Insights from the clean shipping project
• Stephan Janbroers (TNO): The role of gasification options to produce renewable fuels from a wide range of feedstocks

11:40 – 12:30 Q&A with the audience and first round of discussion

Topics to be addressed during the general discussion:

• Current policies limiting the transition (amongst others NOx, zero emission regulations)
• Drop in fuels vs. dedicated new fuels & fleets
• Need for imports of biomass/waste  (vs. electricity and H2)

12.30 – 13.20  Lunch

13:20 – 14:00  Beyond biomass: Technical appraisal of emerging technologies, after 2030

10 min presentations by academic & industry speakers on R&D and market challenges and expected developments for non-biobased fuels (especially after 2030)

• Agneev Mukherjee (Utrecht University): Expected techno-economic competitiveness of various marine biofuels (and e-fuels)
• Björn Heijstra (LanzaTech): Carbon-based fuels from various industrial feedstocks
• Jan-Willem Könemann (TNO): Outlook for electricity to carbon fuels (DME, synthetic kerosine)
• Prof. Andrea Ramirez (TU Delft): The need for enabling infrastructure to move forward

14.00 – 14.45  General discussion (research and market needs for decarbonisation and their alignment with current and planned Dutch research programs)

Topics to be addressed during the 2nd round of discussion:

• Overcoming the merit-order: how to start producing e-fuels before 2050? And will this happen in NW Europe or where the sun &wind is?
• Competition between transport sectors for feedstocks & fuels
• Use of fossil vs. biogenic CO2 as feedstock for transport fuels

14.45 – 15.00  Summary remarks and closing

Lunch is included during the workshop.

Please register by pressing the Meld je aan Button, and providing your contact details. Please let us know if you want to join lunch and if you have dietary wishes (e.g. vegetarian).

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Thursday, May 19, 2022
Utrecht Science Park, Ruppert Building, Lecture Hall White