Why rewarding renewable fuels under the truck CO2 regulation would be a bad idea

By |november 7th, 2018|advanced biofuels, Biofuels, News, Renewable Energy Directive, synthetic fuels|

It may sound like a good thing to reward advanced fuels. But doing it under the CO2 standards for heavy duty vehicles (HDVs) would not achieve this goal and would only end up weakening EU fuel efficiency standards, says Cristina Mestre.

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Synthetic fossil fuels: A dieselgate 2.0 in the making?

By |januar 11th, 2018|fossil fuels, News, power to gas, synthetic fuels|

Audi, the German car manufacturer, is pitching ‘e-fuels’ as a clean alternative to produce petrol, diesel or gas, without having to extract fossil fuels. Sounds splendid but unfortunately too good to be true, warns Jonas Helseth.

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A reality check on power-to-liquids: How not to use renewable energy

By |julij 5th, 2017|fossil fuels, News, Renewable Energy Directive, synthetic fuels|

By encouraging the use of clean energy sources to produce fossil fuel for cars, the proposed revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) opens the door to massive public subsidies for costly, inefficient and polluting ‘solutions’, warns Jonas Helseth.

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