Interview: How can the energy transition succeed? Georg Brasseur is an engineer and teaches at Graz University of Technology. His maxim: We need a technical vision of how the global energy transition can succeed at all. Using Europe as an example, he shows with simple calculations that neither green energy self-sufficiency is possible nor a solution that relies entirely on… Read More »An unrealistic dream: Georg Brasseur on green energy self-sufficiency in Europe
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Large green hydrogen projects are planned not only in the MENA region. Now Australia is also getting on board. The announcement is not sparing with superlatives, the talk is of the world’s largest energy hub for renewable energy. The Western Green Energy Hub (WGEH) is designed for 50 gigawatts and involves investments of 100 billion dollars. Wind and solar power… Read More »Australia plans gigantic plant for renewable fuels
H2Giga is one of the three hydrogen lead projects of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim is to support the series production of electrolysers for worldwide use. Until now, this technology has largely been produced by hand. H2Giga has now officially started. Leading manufacturers of electrolysers are involved in the project, including Siemens Energy, Linde, MAN… Read More »H2Giga: Electrolysers for hydrogen production on an industrial scale
The world’s first offshore production facility for green hydrogen is to be built in the Netherlands. Wind farms at sea supply large amounts of electricity. This will be used to produce green hydrogen, which will be fed into an existing pipeline system. The question of the best solutions for transporting hydrogen and its downstream products is of central importance. The… Read More »Short news
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
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
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
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
Possible contributions to meet the climate targets after the judgement of the German Federal Constitutional Court
The German climate target by 2030 is increased from 55% reduction to 65% compared to 1990. Since 1990, 40% reduction from about 1050 million tons of CO2 to 630 million tons of CO2 has been achieved in the energy-related sector. This was comparatively easy compared to the 55% reduction volume by 2030 envisaged since the end of 2019 – in… Read More »Possible contributions to meet the climate targets after the judgement of the German Federal Constitutional Court
Hardly anyone has as much experience with renewable energy in North Africa and the Middle East as Paul van Son. He was the founding managing director of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) in 2009. Early on, he criticised the focus on exporting electricity from Africa to Europe – as too narrow and too early. First, he said, the local market… Read More »The global energy transition now has a chance