29 November

The 103rd ICREA Colloquium ‘Renewable fuels: from science to technology and beyond’

Tuesday 29 November 2022, 06:00pm

Auditorium FCRi, Passeig de Lluís Companys, 23, 08010 Barcelona and ONLINE by Zoom



Abstract: The substitution of fossil fuels by renewable fuels may become a major pillar for the decarbonization of the energy landscape. Fuels offer unparalleled advantages as energy storage vectors, thanks to their high energy density, reliability and efficient transport. Many industries currently rely in fossil fuels, thus the energy transition would also offer easy and fast implementation. However, substituting “fossil” by “renewable” is far more complex than just swapping a word.

In this colloquium, we will define the different approaches to renewable fuels, highlighting their advantages, and addressing their limitations. We will give special emphasis to the scientific achievements and challenges to move the field forward; to the current technological trends; and to the industrial, and societal acceptance, highly dependent on policy and investment.

The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from different angles. They are open to all ICREAs and their guests.