Alternative fuels

In addition to innovative propulsion systems, alternative fuels also play an important role in the transport transition. Since not every application can be sensibly electrified, new fuels such as hydrogen or synthetic fuels based on it (so-called e-fuels) are inevitable. While there is much to be said for the use of hydrogen in fuel cell vehicles for reasons of efficiency, synthetic fuels offer future potential in terms of reducing emissions in existing vehicle, ship or aircraft fleets with combustion engines. Moreover, it can be assumed that conventional and advanced biofuels will continue to play an important role in the coming years.

The essential question is: What technical, economic and ecological potential do the different fuel alternatives offer?

We are happy to support you with our targeted techno-economic analyses from a user or system perspective.

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Patrick Schmidt

Patrick Schmidt

  • Senior Project Manager / Consultant

Selected references

September 2019


The study considers alternative fuels exclusively in fuel cell drive systems and compares them with diesel drive systems with internal combustion engines that are common today. The analyzes include the entire process chain.


March 2022

Power-To-Liquids for Aviation 2.0

The energy, mobility and sustainability expert consultants of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH (LBST) and aviation technology experts of Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V. (BHL) have again teamed up to update their groundbreaking publication on power-to-liquids (PtL) for aviation commissioned by the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA).


September 2022

E-Kerosene For Commercial Aviation

E-Kerosene for Commercial Aviation. From Green Hydrogen and CO2 from Direct Air Capture – Volumes, Cost, Area Demand and Renewable Energy Competition in the United States and Europe from 2030 to 2050.