German research projects investigate potential of climate-neutral liquid fuels
Current discussions about the future of transport tend to revolve around electric cars, but many German research projects are focusing on renewable liquid fuels, which are likely to play an important role for freight transport, shipping and aviation, writes Katharina Menne in weekly paper Die Zeit. While some researchers are betting on biofuels, others are concentrating on using carbon capture as a basis for making fuels, or on creating entirely new designer fuels that would drastically cut local emissions. But at present, synthetic fuels remain expensive, she says. In addition, policymakers should offer incentives for all technologies instead of just focusing on electric mobility, Menne writes.
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Find background in the dossier The energy transition and Germany's transport sector.