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Global Alliance Powerfuels

Alliance to foster the development of a global market for powerfuels

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What are Powerfuels?

Powerfuels will be a missing link for reaching climate targets

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A New Horizon

The Role of Powerfuels in the Global Energy Transition

Individual technologies for powerfuel production are market-ready and with significant demand for powerfuels economies of scale could be achieved

Individual technologies for production of powerfuels are already tried and tested, however integrated in complete commercial value chains. Electricity costs are the largest portion of powerfuel costs followed by carbon capture costs.


There is considerable scope for future cost reductions in the technologies used for powerfuel production through economies of scale. Sufficient demand for powerfuels could be triggered by regulations and policies that recognise the carbon-neutral nature of powerfuels compared to fossil fuels.



South Africa Workshop: The Potential of Powerfuels - Review

Together with WITS Business School and the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Southern Africa, the Global Alliance Powerfuels held a workshop in Johannesburg on 9 December 2019. The aim of the event was to bring together key players and to exchange views on existing and future technology approaches.

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Global Alliance Powerfuels

The Global Alliance Powerfuels was initiated by the German Energy Agency (dena) together with 16 renowned corporate partners as founding members. The strategic objective of the Alliance is to foster the development of a global market for powerfuels. read more


What are Powerfuels?

The Alliance defines Powerfuels as synthetic gaseous or liquid non-biofuels that draw their energy content from renewable electricity. Powerfuels are renewable and climate-friendly and can be used as energy carriers and as feedstocks.