Entrepreneur warns EU putting e-fuels future at risk

Forthcoming legislation attached to the EU’s new renewable energy directive (REDII) could close the door to carbon-free e-fuels for the next 10 years at least, a pioneering start-up has warned

Forthcoming legislation attached to the EU’s new renewable energy directive (REDII) could close the door to carbon-free e-fuels for the next 10 years at least, the co-founder of German power-to-liquids start-up Sunfire has warned.

Sunfire, a pioneer in the production of fuels from the electrolysis of water using power from the wind and sun, was present on Tuesday at an event in Brussels organised by the German Environment Agency (UBA) and German Aviation Association (BDL). It focused on power-to-liquids in air transport just days after environmentalists and industry clashed over what should be classed as a ‘sustainable’ fuel for aircraft.

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