Belgian Energy System: The contribution of electro- and synthetic energy carriers to the security of supply

01 February 2020 → 31 July 2024
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Energy conversion
    • Energy storage
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering not elsewehere classified
    • Thermodynamic processes
energy energy carrier fuel hydrogen methanol combustion engines energy buffering transport
Project description

̶Mission statement for this project is
« Work out, for Belgium, the most economical electro- and synthetic energy carrier routes needed to face the climate change issues and ensure the stability of the grid and the security of supply in 2040 and beyond »

̶To tackle this mission, we need to face the problem globally, from cradle to grave, without major assumptions that would flaw the conclusions. The ultimate goal is to deliver to the government guidelines for liquid and gaseous energy carriers, as one of the solutions in the energy toolbox for the transition to come.