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.

Contact person

Patrick Schmidt

Patrick Schmidt

  • Senior 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.

May 2019

Dena study bio-LNG

In cooperation with the experts from Dena, the LBST experts examined the technical, economic, and ecological aspects of bio-LNG, especially in shipping and for supplying trucks.

November 2017

«E-FUELS» study

The study examines the future energy needs of the European transport sector, as well as the necessary requirements for the expansion of renewable energy generation capacity and the associated investments up to 2050.