Hydrogen & SynFuels

How and where are hydrogen and synthetic fuels produced today and in the future?

Today, hydrogen is most commonly produced as so-called “gray” hydrogen. Hydrogen, as well as other synthetic fuels, are mostly produced from fossil fuels, typically from steam reforming of natural gas. A future CO2-neutral production of “green” hydrogen must be enabled by production processes based on renewable energies. Green hydrogen can be produced most cheaply where renewable electricity is available in large quantities at low cost, and an electrolyzer can be operated with high full load hours. In addition to national hydrogen production, the German government sees a high potential for imports according to its national hydrogen strategy. Suitable import countries are areas where renewable energies can be produced cheaply. The FfE’s research projects examine, among other things, the suitability of domestic production sites as well as import strategies.

Specifically, we look at the following questions:

  • How are hydrogen and synthetic fuels produced?
  • What criteria must production sites fulfill?
  • How much hydrogen can we produce from surplus electricity?
  • From which regions of the world will we import hydrogen?
  • Does it make more sense to produce hydrogen regionally or centrally?

Below You Will Find our News, Publications, and Projects on the Topic

More News on Topic (1)

  • The Route to Climate Neutrality with Hydrogen for Bavaria's Chemical Triangle
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More Publications on Topic (23)

  • Series of articles Carbon Management: Which framework conditions need to be considered?
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  • Series of articles Carbon Management: How can CO2 be transported?
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  • Series of articles Carbon Management: CCS – How can CO2 be stored?
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  • Series of articles Carbon Management: What are possible ways to use CO2?
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  • Challenges of the Living Labs of the Energy Transition in the Context of Hydrogen
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More Projects on Topic (5)

  • H2-Reallabor Burghausen / ChemDelta Bavaria
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  • Hydrogen study for the Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar
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  • Feasibility study on the production of regenerative dimethyl ether (rDME)
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  • TransHyDE-Sys - System Analysis on Transport Solutions for Green Hydrogen
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  • Trans4Real – Knowledge transfer of the living labs for the energy transition
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