Energy futures for power-to-X technologies

Reflection on the acceptability

Keywords: power-to-X, energy transition, energy futures, synthetic fuels, acceptability


Power-to-X technologies (P2X) in the form of synthetic fuels raise great hopes for the sustainable transition of the energy and mobility system: whether as a solution for handling volatile renewable energies or as green fuels for transport. Due to the limited land availability and production potential of renewable energies, however, a large-scale expansion of P2X plants in Germany is unlikely. The import of P2X products from abroad for local energy supply could be an important strategy to decarbonize the future energy system. The acceptability of these energy futures will be examined according to social and ecological criteria.
How to Cite
EPP, J.; PFAFF, T. Energy futures for power-to-X technologies. TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, v. 28, n. 3, p. 41-47, 9 Dec. 2019.