Europe stated the ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to combat climate change and meet the requirements imposed by the Paris Agreement, and renewable energy has proved to be a promising solution for the decarbonization of many sectors. Nonetheless, their aleatory nature leads to grid unbalances due to the difference between supply and demand. Storage solutions are needed, and electrofuels become a key factor in this context: they are fuels produced from electricity, which leads to carbon-neutral fuels if it originates from renewable sources. These can constitute a key solution to store the surplus energy and to decarbonize the so-called hard-to-abate sectors. Electrofuel production technologies have not yet been fully developed, and, in this context, extensive study of the state-of-the-art of existing projects can be very useful for researchers and developers. This work researches the European projects funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme regarding electrofuel production. The projects were analyzed in-depth using specific features, and the results were presented.

Analysis of the Status of Research and Innovation Actions on Electrofuels under Horizon 2020 / Marzi, Emanuela; Morini, Mirko; Gambarotta, Agostino. - In: ENERGIES. - ISSN 1996-1073. - 15:2(2022), p. 618. [10.3390/en15020618]

Analysis of the Status of Research and Innovation Actions on Electrofuels under Horizon 2020

Marzi, Emanuela
;
Morini, Mirko;Gambarotta, Agostino
2022

Abstract

Europe stated the ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to combat climate change and meet the requirements imposed by the Paris Agreement, and renewable energy has proved to be a promising solution for the decarbonization of many sectors. Nonetheless, their aleatory nature leads to grid unbalances due to the difference between supply and demand. Storage solutions are needed, and electrofuels become a key factor in this context: they are fuels produced from electricity, which leads to carbon-neutral fuels if it originates from renewable sources. These can constitute a key solution to store the surplus energy and to decarbonize the so-called hard-to-abate sectors. Electrofuel production technologies have not yet been fully developed, and, in this context, extensive study of the state-of-the-art of existing projects can be very useful for researchers and developers. This work researches the European projects funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme regarding electrofuel production. The projects were analyzed in-depth using specific features, and the results were presented.
Analysis of the Status of Research and Innovation Actions on Electrofuels under Horizon 2020 / Marzi, Emanuela; Morini, Mirko; Gambarotta, Agostino. - In: ENERGIES. - ISSN 1996-1073. - 15:2(2022), p. 618. [10.3390/en15020618]
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