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Germany can future-proof RES support, foster innovation and reduce costs

Integrating renewable generation into the German electricity market is increasingly challenging. A new E4tech study proposes a solution for cost-efficient integration of renewables into grids and markets, whilst balancing and fostering technology and business model innovation. The work, commissioned by the German Renewables Foundation (Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V.) and Deutsche Messe AG, has been widely […]

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Why Toyota – and Japan – are backing hydrogen

E4tech Director Dr David Hart’s response to a recent Financial Times article lays out some of the reasons why for Toyota, and for Japan, a hydrogen future makes sense. His letter, touching on import dependence and complementarity with batteries, is here. Learn more about E4tech’s work in Fuel Cells & Hydrogen here. Note: if you […]

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Ausilio Bauen at the 2017 Climate Bonds Annual Conference

Today, 6 March, the 2017 Climate Bonds Annual Conference is being held in London. E4tech director Dr Ausilio Bauen will be participating in a panel discussion on sustainability principles for green bonds in the “Green definitions: the next steps” session moderated by Sophie Robinson-Tillett, deputy editor of Responsible Investor. The Climate Bonds Annual Conference is […]

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E4tech provides global context for South African fuel cell manufacturing launch

E4tech Director David Hart opened launch events in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 8-9 February for South Africa’s forthcoming fuel cell component manufacturing capability. Isondo Precious Metals is setting up a manufacturing plant for membrane electrode assemblies, the ‘heart’ of PEM fuel cells. The South African government strongly supports the initiative due to the potential […]

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Results of Biopower CCS project published in Applied Energy

The results of the Techno-Economic Study of Biomass to Power with CO2 capture (TESBiC) project have been published in the Applied Energy journal, in an article co-authored by E4tech’s Richard Taylor and Ausilio Bauen. The TESBiC study, commissioned by the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), assessed twenty-eight Biopower CCS technology combinations from the perspective of […]

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E4tech delivers a roadmap for hydrogen and fuel cells in the UK

Hydrogen could bring significant benefits to the UK’s energy system: heating homes and businesses, powering vehicles, and balancing intermittent renewables. This new roadmap provides an overarching industrial strategy for hydrogen and fuel cells to play a greater role in the UK’s energy mix. The principal benefits outlined in the report are: Environmental benefits – Adoption […]

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Heating homes with hydrogen?

Converting the natural gas grid to hydrogen is an option for the long term decarbonisation of heating in homes, businesses and industry. This would require appliances, such as boilers, hobs, ovens and industrial burners that can use 100% hydrogen instead of natural gas. A new report by Kiwa Gastec and E4tech looks at the potential […]

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Significant opportunity for the UK to tap into the biorefinery products market

A new, E4tech-led study describing the opportunities and barriers for lignocellulosic biorefineries in the UK has been published by the Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet). Aimed at policy makers and developers, it demonstrates that UK industry and academia are well placed to exploit the large innovation potential in biorefinery conversion routes if enabling conditions are met. […]

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Innovation and support vital for future commercial advanced biofuels industry

A major new study on the outlook for advanced liquid biofuels has been published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Innovation Outlook: Advanced Liquid Biofuels provides a global technology outlook for advanced biofuels between 2015 and 2045, specifically liquid transport fuels for road, shipping and aviation use. Aimed at policy makers and investors, […]

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