The urgency of having electrofuels and an integrated Energy System approach to transport

Mathiesen, B. V. (Panel member)

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Description

While the urgency of energy storage is of varying concern in the national energy systems globally, some countries are in need of dealing with issues of very high levels of fluctuating renewable energy now. There is still a lack of understanding for the importance of thermal grids for renewable energy in the electricity grid, however it is positive that the concept that thermal storage is cheaper than electricity storage seems to be spreading. Such development is good however in countries with very high levels of fluctuating resources the urgency of integrating the transport system is eminent. While there is an increasing focus on power-to-gas, there is a lack of understanding for the facts that 1) power-to-liquids may in some cases be more feasible, 2) it is not trivial for what the produced fuels are used (electricity, heat or transport), and 3) that the complexity of such systems is much higher than simply implying that we can re-use the current natural gas grids and storages for this purpose.
Period29 Sep 2015
Event title10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Event typeConference
LocationDubrovnik, Croatia

Keywords

  • energy systems
  • electrofuels
  • transport