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The world needs feasible solutions for energy and climate

Technically possible, economically viable, globally implementable. The gradual transition from a fossil-based to a climate-neutral energy system can be achieved worldwide between 2050 and 2070. By then, there will be ten billion people on earth. They should live in freedom and prosperity and in peace with nature. Climate-neutral energy wealth for all – that is our vision.

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Innovations and investments are the key

What is needed is creativity, a willingness to change and new ideas. We see promising and affordable technology paths in a global perspective based on new approaches and investigate them with an open mind. Investors find scientific fundamentals and entrepreneurial thinking at Global Energy Solutions. Solutions must pay off and lead to future-oriented business opportunities.

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Building blocks of a climate-neutral energy system

The focus is on the production of green electricity, for example in the earth’s sunny deserts, at low cost and in ever greater quantities. For many applications, it can be used directly. For others, green hydrogen (H2) is produced by electrolysis, with multiple potential uses. Hydrogen and CO2 captured from industrial processes (CCU) are used to produce climate-neutral energy carriers, in particular methanol (“liquid electricity”) and methane (“gaseous electricity”). A guiding principle is the conversion of fossil-based energy processes in the direction of climate-neutral energy carriers.

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Climate-neutral energy sources are increasingly replacing fossil raw materials

In the production of climate-neutral energy sources, solar energy is converted into chemically bound energy. In nature, this process is called photosynthesis. Technical photosynthesis” turns CO2 into a valuable economic good in a carbon cycle economy. Further processing steps lead to synthetic climate-neutral fuels, such as gasoline, kerosene or methanol-based heating oil. Today’s vehicles, aircraft and infrastructure can continue to be used. The stock becomes climate-neutral.

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Technical and biological cycles complement each other

The CO2 emissions resulting from the combustion of climate-neutral energy sources are reintroduced into the technical carbon cycle. If this is not possible, a biological carbon cycle comes into play. Through reforestation, rainforest protection or humus formation in agriculture, the CO2 emissions are taken out of the atmosphere (Nature-based Solutions), financed by the purchase of high-quality climate certificates by the emitters.

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International cooperations are the basis

What is needed is cooperation on an eye-level basis between industrialized, newly industrializing and developing countries. Europe is focusing primarily on Africa. Millions of new jobs can be created there in the green energy sector, in industry, and in agriculture and forestry. Economic dynamism will lead to more development and an end to population growth. In line with the United Nations’ Agenda 2030.