The Future Cost of Electricity-Based Synthetic Fuels
Start 16:00, End 17:00
Webinar with Matthias Deutsch (Agora Energiewende) and Urs Maier (Agora Verkehrswende)
In the decarbonised energy system of the future, synthetic fuels from renewable electricity – also known as e-fuels – will be an important supplement to the (more energy-eﬀicient) direct use of renewables or of electricity from renewables. Lately, there has been increased interest in scenarios that rely on the wide-scale use of synthetic fuels at greatly reduced cost. What assumptions inform these projected cost reductions? To create more transparency in future discussions, Agora Verkehrswende and Agora Energiewende commissioned Frontier Economics to analyse cost reduction paths for synthetic fuels and investigate favourable locations in Germany and abroad for generating the renewable power needed to produce them.