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News in brief September 2022

2. September 2022

At this point, some news of the last few weeks will be addressed which, from GES’ point of view, are reason for hope because they contain building blocks of a possible global solution and / or could help to develop a realistic view of the challenges ahead of us. The expansion of electrolysis projects in […]

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The goal: one euro per litre of e-fuel

2. September 2022

According to Ineratec it is currently building the world’s largest production plant for synthetic fuels. The output of the pioneering plant at the Industriepark Höchst in Frankfurt is to be up to 3,500 tonnes per year. Ineratec is currently primarily targeting air traffic – a risk-free market. After all, the EU Parliament demands fixed blending […]

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New GES factsheet: Climate-friendly steel

2. September 2022
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An excerpt: The fixation on green hydrogen in steel production could get Germany’s industry into serious trouble. Discussing a climate-friendly steel industry, GES recommends considering CO2-elimination pathways other than direct reduction with hydrogen. Especially on an international level, supplementing the existing blast furnace route with CCS or CCU seems to be a promising path. This […]

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Are developing countries being patronised in the production of green hydrogen?

2. September 2022

The EU Commission wants to hold companies accountable in matters of human rights and protection of the environment and climate. According to the provisions of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, European and non-European companies are to enforce corresponding standards within their value chains. What appears to be positive at first glance may bring considerable […]

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We are not on course

5. August 2022
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Germany and Europe are in an energy crisis, the main problem being lower supplies of Russian natural gas. At the same time, the German government has once again tightened the targets for an energy turnaround. How does this fit? Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel from the Ruhr University Bochum sees a discrepancy between wish and reality. […]

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More methane emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG)

5. August 2022

To reduce its dependence on Russian natural gas, Germany is planning two LNG terminals on the North Sea and further mobile terminals in the Baltic Sea. Significant methane emissions occur along the entire LNG chain (liquefaction, transport, regasification, and injection). The gas is significantly more harmful to the climate per unit of weight than CO2 […]

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The “hypocrisy” of the rich countries

5. August 2022
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In the paper, GES board members Prof. Dr. Estelle Herlyn and Prof. Dr. Franz Josef Radermacher criticise Western countries that want to dictate their energy policies to developing and emerging countries – in the sense of renewables-only, but at the same time call on various African states to supply more oil and gas to Europe. […]

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News in brief August 2022

5. August 2022

At this point, some news of the last few weeks will be addressed which, from GES’ point of view, are reason for hope because they contain building blocks of a possible global solution and / or could help to develop a realistic view of the challenges ahead of us. The Norwegian energy company Equinor and […]

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Synthetic fuels indispensable. New position paper from GES

5. August 2022
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An excerpt: Synthetic fuels based on low carbon H2 form a third pillar of any viable solution to the world’s future energy and climate problems, alongside climate-friendly electricity and climate-friendly hydrogen. They are of great importance to climate-neutral mobility in the future. Such fuels have great advantages in terms of transportability, storage capacity and use […]

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That will not be enough!

5. August 2022
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This is the title of the new debate book by Prof. Dr Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of GES. In an interview with CHEManager, he takes a stand on issues of climate protection and the energy transition. An excerpt: In sunny countries like Algeria or Saudi Arabia, you can produce […]

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