13 Dec 2018, 14:39
Benjamin Wehrmann

German engineers urge development of power-to-x capacities

Clean Energy Wire

The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) says power-to-x technologies are a “key element in reaching Germany’s and Europe’s energy policy goals,” but need regulatory assistance and more research to exploit their full potential. In a press release, the engineers say the system of levies and taxes in Germany ought to be changed so that the production of synthetic fuels or gas can be included in companies’ emissions budgets to incentivise development of the technology. "It has the potential to make climate-friendly energy usable in sectors that cannot be directly electrified," said Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions and chairman of a new VDMA working group called "Power-to-X for Applications”.

Read the press release in English here.

See the CLEW factsheet Power-to-gas: Fix for all problems or simply too expensive? for more information.

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