Azadeh Farajpour

Why the world’s largest oil producer relies on synthetic fuels

Matthias Braun is a consultant to Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer. In an interview with Global Energy Solutions, he explains Aramco’s interest in synthetic fuels. It is primarily customer-driven. The Chinese market is in first place. China is not only focusing on electromobility, but also on clean combustion engines. According to Matthias Braun, however, Aramco sees its greatest… Read More »Why the world’s largest oil producer relies on synthetic fuels

Climate Neutral Steel – New Proposal from GES

In a paper, Global Energy Solutions subjects the German strategy for future climate-neutral steel production to a reality check. The predominant process today is the so-called blast furnace route, using coke and coal. Steel produced in this way costs at least 390 euros per tonne. In order to produce climate-neutral steel, German policymakers are currently pursuing the approach of direct… Read More »Climate Neutral Steel – New Proposal from GES

Industrial CO2 cycles

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) has examined possible applications of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and use (CCU). The VDI takes a critical view of CCS, citing risks to the population. (The result for CCU, on the other hand, is unambiguous: “For a greenhouse gas-neutral future, the capture and material use of carbon dioxide is indispensable,”… Read More »Industrial CO2 cycles

News in brief

Franz Josef Radermacher of GES has signed two open letters to the EU Commission. The background is the EU’s Fit for 55 programme and the EU’s goal of climate neutrality in 2050. The first letter contains a plea for synthetic fuels. The second letter is about climate regulations in the transport sector. The airline Swiss is refuelling all its aircraft… Read More »News in brief

Stellenausschreibung Senior Research Scientist

Ausschreibung als PDF zum Download Global Energy Solutions e.V. wurde im August 2020 mit Unterstützung des Forschungsinstituts für anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung/n in Ulm gegründet, um Lösungen zur Bewältigung der globalen Herausforderungen im Energie- und Klimabereich zu entwickeln. Der Verein finanziert seine Projektarbeit u. a. aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) und anderer öffentlicher Einrichtungen und wird von zahlreichen… Read More »Stellenausschreibung Senior Research Scientist

Stellenausschreibung Kaufmännische Leitung

Ausschreibung als PDF zum Download Der gemeinnützige Verein Global Energy Solutions e.V. wurde im August 2020 mit Unterstützung des Forschungsinstituts für anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung/n in Ulm gegründet, um Lösungen zur Bewältigung der globalen Herausforderungen im Energie- und Klimabereich zu entwickeln. Der Verein finanziert seine Projektarbeit u. a. aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) sowie anderer öffentlicher Einrichtungen… Read More »Stellenausschreibung Kaufmännische Leitung

We need a realistic, implementable programme

Global Energy Solutions proposes to German politicians that climate-neutral synthetic fuels be added to today’s classic petrol. This is also possible for diesel and heating oil. The blending rate could be 15 percent in 2030. This would be a considerable contribution to achieving the goal of the new German climate protection law. Compared to 1990, the aim is to reduce… Read More »We need a realistic, implementable programme

West Africa could supply all of Europe with green energy

The Potential Atlas of Green Hydrogen by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) shows almost unbelievable possibilities for energy cooperation between Europe and Africa. According to this, up to 165,000 terawatt hours of green hydrogen can be produced annually in West Africa alone. This corresponds to more than 100 times the amount of green hydrogen that Germany… Read More »West Africa could supply all of Europe with green energy

What does “climate-neutral” mean here?

The Wettbewerbszentrale recently criticised several companies, including Aldi Süd, for using the term climate neutrality in a misleading and non-transparent way. Yet this term has been established for many years. Since the Kyoto Protocol of 1997, it has been clear that CO2 emissions caused in an industrialised country can be compensated elsewhere – for example by protecting forests or promoting… Read More »What does “climate-neutral” mean here?