February 6, 2024
LBST expert Patrick Schmidt holds guest lecture on SAFs at University of Surrey (UK)
LBST expert Patrick Schmidt gave a guest lecture at the University of Surrey (UK) on February 6, 2024. The focus of the lecture was on so-called Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs).
The presentation is available for download below.
February 1, 2024
Europe is increasingly adapting its growing hydrogen refuelling
infrastructure to include heavy-duty vehicle refuelling
December 5, 2023
Techno-Economics of PtL and PtH2
November 14, 2023
Presentation on the techno-economic assessment of e-fuel production
On November 14, 2023, Patrick Schmidt (LBST) and Victor Gordillo (aramco) presented their latest findings on the technical-economic assessment of e-fuel production at the “#P2X CONCFERENCE” at VDMA, with a special focus on the effects of the interruption of renewable energy sources.
The event took place in the afternoon of November 14th in Frankfurt am Main.
You can dowload the study “E-Fuels: A techno-economic assessment of European domestic production and imports until 2050” conducted collaboratively by LBST and E4tech together with aramco and Concawe in 2022 here:
June 5, 2023
Presentation of PRHYDE results at World Hydrogen Mobility 2023
How will rapid hydrogen fuelling of heavy-duty vehicles work in the future?
This question was in the centre of PRHYDE, a European project funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership (CHJU). In the project consortium coordinated by LBST, 11 international partners and 14 further stakeholders worked intensively over 3 years on the development of new refueling protocol concepts for compressed (gaseous) hydrogen fuelling in heavy-duty transport.
Core results of the project were presented by Christopher Kutz at World Hydrogen Mobility 2023 in Stuttgart and are available at the following link.
May 5, 2023
For our 40th company anniversary, we have given ourselves something special - a new LBST logo!
Inspired by our logo history, we have developed a modern design that reflects our values and identity as a company. Our logo has gone through several changes over the past decades, but our commitment to transparency and excellence in our analyses has always remained the same. The new logo represents the same LBST with the same values and the same high quality standards as before. We are proud to celebrate our 40th anniversary with this new look and look forward to continuing serving our international clients from industry, the public sector, and the finance sector.
February 2, 2023
Munich. In 2022, 130 hydrogen refuelling stations went into operation worldwide, 73 of them in Asia and 11 in North America. 45 new hydrogen stations opened in Europe, again more than ever before. Like in the previous year, South Korea was the country adding the largest number of new stations. This is the result of the 15th annual assessment of H2stations.org, an information service of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (LBST). Meanwhile hydrogen refuelling is available in 37 countries.
December 23, 2022
New Study by Hydrogen Council and World Bank on critical materials for clean hydrogen - with support by LBST
LBST experts supported Hydrogen Council in their contribution to the World Bank report: “Sufficiency, Sustainability, and Circularity of Critical Materials for Clean Hydrogen”.
The study provides a cross-sectoral perspective on the resource intensity of key hydrogen technologies to cope with the expected significant increase in hydrogen production in the coming decades.
For further information, please also check Hydrogen Council’s press release: here.
Selected contents of the study “H2 infrastructure for commercial vehicles in long-distance transport” were presented by Dipl.-Ing. Jan Zerhusen on 17 November 2022 as part of the conference “Strategy Dialogue Automotive Industry Baden-Württemberg” in Brussels.
The topic of the presentation is the relevance of long-distance transport in terms of greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector and the expected rapid ramp-up of the H2 fuel demand by 2030. The H2 fuel options discussed for this case of application (70 MPa, sLH2, CcH2) are briefly presented. The main focus, however, is on the challenges that have to be mastered in setting up the refuelling infrastructure as well as on selected recommendations for action for politics and industry.
Further aspects on the topic as well as additional recommendations will be available in the overall study, which will be jointly prepared by LBST and DLR for the Landesagentur e-mobil BW by the end of 2022. The publication of the study is planned for February 2023.
September 8, 2022
The Paris climate goals require commercial aviation to deal with the question, how its fossil energy base can be converted to renewable energies in a sustainable manner. Kerosene from the synthesis of hydrogen and CO2 from renewable sources (e-kerosene) plays a central role here. The ClimateWorks Foundation has commissioned a group of experts to shed light on this issue. The study was prepared by the German Energy Agency (dena), the Finnish LUT University and the technology and strategy consultancy Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH (LBST). Results include an assessment of the volumes, costs, area demand, and competition for renewable electricity of e-kerosene produced with CO2 from Direct Air Capture (DAC) in the US and Europe 2030 to 2050 in a net-zero scenario in 2050.
July 4, 2022
PtL fuels are widely acknowledged as an important option to make aviation CO2 neutral, and the industrial production of PtL fuels has come within reach. The updated version of the background paper for the UBA from 2016 gives a review of the basic principles of PtL production routes and draws a comparison between competing fuel options based on sustainability criteria.
February 10, 2022
Requirements for production and export of sustainable hydrogen: LBST conducts international study for GIZ
Together with ILF Chile, Ludwig-Bölkow Systemtechnik GmbH has conducted a study on the requirements for the production and export of green and sustainable hydrogen on behalf of the German-Chilean Energy Partnership under the direction of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). This study was supplemented by a survey with potential off-takers of green hydrogen and derivatives in Germany.
February 01, 2022
Munich. In 2021, 142 hydrogen refuelling stations went into operation worldwide, again more than ever before. 37 new hydrogen stations were opened in Europe, 89 in Asia, and 13 in North America. This is the result of the 14th annual assessment of H2stations.org, an information service of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (LBST). Meanwhile hydrogen refuelling is possible in 33 countries.
September 8, 2022
Together with its partners, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH has developed a technical analysis for the European Commission, which serves as the basis for the development and implementation of the amendment to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).