IEA EGRD Workshop - Green Fuels

21. - 22. October 2019
IEA headquarters in Paris (FR)

The workshop aimed to address questions about energy carriers of the future, the role of alternative fuels in sector coupling as well as technological challenges, risks and co-benefits.


IEA Experts' Group on R&D Priority Setting and Evaluation (EGRD)

Content Description

The EGRD workshop focused on green fuels. The workshop aimed to address the following questions:

  • What are the energy carriers of the future? [Electricity, fuels, gas, solid?]
  • What is the global outlook for alternative fuels in a low-carbon energy system?
  • What is the trade-off between electrification of the energy system and the request for alternative fuels in sectors difficult to electrify?
  • Do power-to-x technologies out-rule biogas and –fuels?
  • How do the use of Power-to-x technologies influence the efficiency of the energy system?
  • What is the role of alternative fuels in sector coupling?
  • What are the technological challenges, risks and co-benefits of alternative fuels?
  • What are specific advantages and disadvantages of different energy carriers and which carrier is most adequate for which end use sector?
  • How can RD&D policies accelerate affordable, effective and environmentally friendly alternative fuels?

Presentation slides are available on the IEA Website.

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