German study shows major potential for Power-to-Liquid technology

"Status and Perspectives of Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition", a study by Prognos AG, the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT and DBFZ

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A study published in May 2018 by Prognos AG, the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT and the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum DBFZ looks at the status and perspectives of liquid energy sources in the energy transition. It appears that new liquid energy sources such as Power-to-Liquid (PtL) will be indispensable to achieve an ambitious reduction of greenhouse gas emissions across economic sectors.

In Germany, an overall PtL demand of up to 2,000 PJ could be revealed. Due to the use of existing infrastructure, scenarios with high PtL levels would require lower investments. 

The study also looks at possible courses of action to facilitate the deployment of PtL technology. 

You can download an English summary of the study here.

The full version of the study (in German) can be downloaded from our member IWO's website