E1: Fuels and synthesis routes

The aim of this module is to carry out a process analytical evaluation of fuel chains made of carbon dioxide and hydrogen. It is managed by Forschungszentrum Jülich, together with its partners innogy SE and Shell Global Solutions (Deutschland) GmbH.

  • identification of ways to efficiently produce synthetic fuels based on carbon dioxide and renewable hydrogen
  • analysis and evaluation of fuels Methanol, OME 3-5, 2-Butanol, MtG, 1-Octanol and DME
  • implementation of existing research and development results concerning different fuel synthesis threads

E2: Engine technology

The work package deals with the Tank-to-Wheel balancing of the investigated engine concepts and provides for the following processes:

  • Collection of the results from C1-C8 and D5
  • development of a basis for comparison of the engine results of the different engine concepts and fuels including the emission behavior
  • simulative comparison of the concepts for the different possible and conceivable applications
  • final report in the form of a matrix (for optimal combination and evaluation of production paths and different transport areas)

This module is managed by FEV Europe in cooperation with its partners Daimler, Ford, BMW, Opel and RWTH Aachen University.

E3: Economic analysis

The aim of this module is to calculate the production costs for all relevant fuel chains under the leadership of Forschungszentrum Jülich, together with innogy and Shell.

  • energetic evaluation of the theoretical synthesis paths in the simulation software Aspen Plus® using the Aspen Energy Analyzer
  • determination of the component costs for the different fuel chains with an uncertainty or accuracy in the range +/- 30%.

E4: System analytical approach and market launch options

In this module, the overall objective is to present market introduction options for the different mobility sectors.

  • acceptance of one to two preferred fuel options for each mobility area
  • criteria:
    • results from work packages E1-E3
    • other “softer criteria” (e.g. compatibility with existing infrastructure, compliance with fuel standards, industrial experience and assessments, CO2 balances)

The Jülich Research Centre is also in charge of this module, supported by the partners innogy, FEV Europe, Shell, Daimler, Opel and BMW.