SESSION 2, Fuels – Part 2: Power-to-Liquid

25 sept 2014
15:45 - 17:00

SESSION 2, Fuels – Part 2: Power-to-Liquid

To be a sustainable, CO2 utilization technologies have to produce net environmental benefits compared to similar products made conventionally, be economically attractive to investors, and have large volume use. The conversion of excess electrical power to liquid fuels using CO2 can fulfill these requirements, but there are a number of barriers to overcome to make this dream a reality. Fuels emit CO2 upon use and therefore the overall CO2 cycle should emit a net negative CO2. The current price of liquid fuel is low in many regions, therefore a variety of policy and financial incentives are needed to bring power to liquid technologies to the market. The talks in this session will address these issues for two technologies. The panel discussion will also bring forward further perspectives in this area.