The feasibility of synthetic fuels in renewable energy systems

Ridjan, Iva and Mathiesen, Brian Vad and Connolly, David and Duić, Neven (2013) The feasibility of synthetic fuels in renewable energy systems. = The feasibility of synthetic fuels in renewable energy systems. Energy, 57. pp. 76-84. ISSN 0360-5442. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. Kvartili JCR: Q1 (2013). Točan broj autora: 4.

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While all other sectors had significant renewable energy penetrations, transport is still heavily dependent on oil displaying rapid growth in the last decades. There is no easy renewable solution to meet transport sector demand due to the wide variety of modes and needs in the sector. Nowadays, biofuels along with electricity are proposed as one of the main options for replacing fossil fuels in the transport sector. The main reasons for avoiding the direct usage of biomass, i.e. producing biomass derived fuels, are land use shortages, limited biomass availability, interference with food supplies, and other impacts on the environment and biosphere. Hence, it is essential to make a detailed analysis of this sector in order to match the demand and to meet the criteria of a 100 renewable energy system in 2050. The purpose of this article is to identify potential pathways for producing synthetic fuels, with a specific focus on solid oxide electrolyser cells (SOEC) combined with the recycling of CO2.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): 100 renewable energy systems; Biomass availability; Biomass-derived fuels; Electrolysers; Feasibility studies; Renewable energy penetrations; Renewable energy systems; Transport sectors; Biomass; Carbon dioxide; Food supply; Oils and fats; Renewable energy resources; Synthetic fuels; biofuel; biomass; biomass power; carbon dioxide; feasibility study; fossil fuel; oxide; renewable resource
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 510 Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
Indexed in Web of Science: Yes
Indexed in Current Contents: Yes
Quartiles: Q1 (2013)
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 07:41
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 10:37

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