Hydrogen and electricity-based fuels are often seen as key elements of an emissions-free future. But just how sustainable is the use of power-to-X (PtX) materials in reality? How are they produced, and where can they be usefully deployed? And what role might they play in mitigating climate change in the transport sector? These and other questions are explored in the latest issue of eco@work.
If green hydrogen that is produced using renewable energies is to be used in future, Germany’s own capacity is likely to be insufficient and imports will be required from regions such as North Africa or the Middle East. In our interview, Dr Joachim Fünfgelt from Bread for the World explains how Germany can ensure that hydrogen production in these countries is genuinely sustainable.
Read the current issue of eco@work: Power-to-X – Why do we need PtX?