Exploring opportunities in low carbon fuel value chains

Momentum behind a wide range of alternative fuels in different transport modes is growing, and E4tech has been working with the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) on a major 13 month study to assess opportunities in low carbon fuel value chains and their potential development and deployment across road, marine and aviation transport.

The study evaluated a range of reformulated fuels, biofuels, e-fuels and hydrogen with CCS for use in existing, modified or new engines and infrastructure. The later stages of the study focused increasingly on marine and aviation, as transport sectors more difficult to decarbonise through electrification. 

The study covered the potential well-to-wheel GHG emission reductions of a broad range of fuel/engine combinations, the relative maturity and cost of fuel production technologies and pathways, and the potential impacts on the existing transport energy system, including refining operations.

E4tech was supported in the project by UTP Consulting, AVL, Gudde Associates, and Imperial College London.

About OGCI

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative is a CEO-led consortium that aims to accelerate the industry response to climate change. OGCI member companies explicitly support the Paris Agreement and its goals. As leaders in the industry, accounting for over 30% of global operated oil and gas production, the OGCI member companies aim to play an active role in shaping the global pathway to net zero emissions, leveraging the collective strengths of OGCI, continually improving, and building on good international corporate practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate transitions to a low-carbon future.



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