Role of E-fuels and biofuels in energy transition transport

*** Presentations now available in PDF*** (see links in programme below) 

Report of the Seminar (PDF)

This workshop is 2nd in a series on renewable low-carbon fuels and engine developments to determine new paths toward the CO2-neutral mobility of the future.

In collaboration with DIFFER, TU Delft, IRES, TNO, WUR, HAN Automotive, the Netherlands H2 Platform and TUe this seminar takes a look into the state of development of e-fuels and their role in the energy transition in the transport sector. E-fuels, som etimes called elektrofuels, solar fuels or power-to-X fuels are produced from, preferably renewable, electricity and CO2. With electrolysis the energy of the electricity is transferred via hydrogen coupled to carbon to hydrocarbons which have high energy density and are well suited for the existing liquid or gaseous infrastructure and drivetrains.

Liquid and gaseous energy carriers are also a very effective means for transporting and storing large quantities of energy. Therefore, renewable fuels provide solutions for other sectors like power and heat. At the same time, biorefinery and e-refinery are essential to providing green resources for the chemical industry. To this end a cross sectoral program is needed to deploy the benefits renewable fuels are to play in the energy transition. A dedicated knowledge and innovation programme helps to bring about this important economic opportunity for the Netherlands.

This seminar programme received a financial contribution from NWA-NWO.


14:30 Welcome with coffee/tea

15:00 Start seminar

Welcome and Introduction

Laetitia Ouillet - Director Strategic Area Energy TUe, interim-secretaris NERA

Framing the urgency: the total amount of renewable energy needed for Dutch energy transition

Eric van den Heuvel - Platform Duurzame Biobrandstoffen - PDF of presentation

The required scale to produce green hydrogen

Jean-Paul de Poorter - H2-Platform - PDF of presentation

New and improved energy technology for the Clean Energy Transition

Richard van den Sanden, DIFFER and Chair of the ECCM Committee - PDF of presentation

The need to scale up novel process concepts to store electricity in fuels and bulk chemicals

Wiebren de Jong - e-Refinerey, TUDelft - PDF of presentation


Remco Detz, TNO - PDF of presentation

Developing the zero emission engine lab at TUe. The benefit of fuel flexibility of engines

Bart Somers - TUe - PDF of presentation

Discussion 'How to best move forward'

17:00 End of programme, invitation for drinks

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New Babylon Meeting Centre, Den Haag
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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