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Power-to-Liquids: synthetic fuels from a sustainable pathway

Dietrich, Ralph-Uwe and König, Daniel Helmut and Wörner, Antje (2015) Power-to-Liquids: synthetic fuels from a sustainable pathway. ACHEMA 2015, 15.-19. Jun. 2015, Frankfurt a. M..

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Abstract

Introduction Liquid fuels will be the fuel of choice for air and cargo transport for the coming decades. Synthetic fuels produced by the power-to-liquid route together with CO2 from industrial processes are a promising alternative to biofuels and can contribute significantly to the production of sustainable liquid fuels. Different process routes using hydrogen obtained by electrolysis from renewable power sources combined with Fischer-Tropsch process are analyzed by process simulation. Results Integration of SOEC with the FTS is highly advantageous in terms of process efficiency. The high pressure steam that is obtained by cooling of the FTS can be used as input for the SOEC that can in this way attain an electrolyser efficiency (electrical) of >95%. The total system efficiency calculated for Power-to-Liquid can be more than 60% for optimal conditions and unit operations. Discussion and Conclusion A sustainable pathway for the production of synthetic liquid fuels is technically feasible. The fluctuating power supply from renewable sources poses questions with regard to system design, operational characteristics and economic viability that will be discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/96847/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Power-to-Liquids: synthetic fuels from a sustainable pathway
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Dietrich, Ralph-Uweralph-uwe.dietrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
König, Daniel Helmutdaniel.koenig (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wörner, Antjeantje.woerner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:18 June 2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Power-to-Liquid, renewable synthetic fuels, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, SOEC and PEM electrolyzer, economic evaluation
Event Title:ACHEMA 2015
Event Location:Frankfurt a. M.
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:15.-19. Jun. 2015
Organizer:DECHEMA e.V.
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Efficient Energy Conversion and Use (old)
HGF - Program Themes:Energy-efficient Processes (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E EV - Energy process technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Thermochemical Processes (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Thermal Process Technology
Deposited By: Dietrich, Ralph-Uwe
Deposited On:29 Jul 2015 09:56
Last Modified:29 Jul 2015 09:56

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