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November 2022
Presentation on the study ``H2 infrastructure for commercial vehicles in long-distance transport``

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 15, 2022
Upcoming Event: Final PRHYDE Dissemination Webinar - September 22, 2022

📣How will fuelcell trucks be refuelled in the future? Join our final dissemination webinar of the EU-funded PRHYDE project on protocol concepts for heavy-duty hydrogen vehicle refuelling.
📅 September 22, 2022 (1-5 pm CEST)
✒Register: via email to info@prhyde.eu.

Since January 2020, the PRHYDE consortium has worked on the development of new fuelling concepts for gaseous HD hydrogen fuelling. The work was supplemented by a broad experimental test campaign on single tanks and further validation by applying 0D and 3D simulation models. Project results will be fed into ongoing international standardization activities.

September 8, 2022
Study: E-Kerosene for Commercial Aviation

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.

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July 4, 2022
Updated version of LBST's power-to-liquids study for German UBA

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.


Check out our publications

International Hydrogen Strategies

A comparison of several national hydrogen strategies shows that hydrogen is  generally seen as a key element in a decarbonized energy system.

Hydrogen Decarbonization Pathways

Analysis of different hydrogen production pathways based on their greenhous gas emissions as well as their potential scalabilities and impacts.

Hydrogen in National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

The analysis shows the substantial potential of a broad application of hydrogen technologies in the European Member States in the next decade.


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