Baden AG – A total of 92 percent of European maritime companies see e-fuels as making a decisive contribution to more sustainable shipping. This is according to a study presented by Accelleron. 200 business leaders were surveyed.
According to a study commissioned by Accelleron Industries AG, e-fuels are a key contributor to the transition of shipping to sustainable operations. According to a media release from the Baden-based turbocharger manufacturer, 200 decision-makers in the maritime industry in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain were surveyed in September. The study was carried out by the market research institute moweb research in Düsseldorf.
Like other sectors, the maritime industry is to become climate-neutral by 2050. The use of potentially climate-neutral fuels from renewable energies, so-called e-fuels, can contribute to this. According to the Accelleron study, 92 percent of maritime companies see e-fuels as a key contributor to more sustainable shipping. Only 7 percent do not believe that e-fuels have this potential, the release states in this regard. According to respondents, the use of these synthetic fuels is better than biofuels (69 percent), liquefied natural gas/LNG (60 percent), hydrogen (52 percent), and fossil fuels combined with CO2 capture (32 percent). However, 44 percent of respondents rate the availability of e-fuels by 2030 as mostly poor.
“Accelleron’s goal is to drive decarbonization in the maritime and energy sectors – and we are on the right track,” Daniel Bischofberger, CEO of Accelleron, is quoted as saying. The study shows the great potential of e-fuels for the future of shipping, but it is only the beginning. The focus of industry and lawmakers, he said, must be on building a suitable infrastructure “to achieve long-term cost parity between fossil fuels and e-fuels.” ce/gba