NB – This colloquium has been reinstated (moved from 14 February)!
Speaker: Prof Ferdi Schüth
Affiliation: MPI Kohlenforschung
Invited by: Prof. Wilhelm Schwieger
Title: Beyond oil and gas – Mobility of the future
Oil is a finite resource, and combustion of fossil fuels contributes to global warming. On the other hand, oil is currently the backbone of our mobility system. With increasing concerns about global warming and dwindling resources, we have to develop alternatives on a very large scale. These could be different synthetic liquid fuels, which are accessible from renewable carbon sources, or gaseous energy carriers, such as hydrogen or renewable methane. Moreover, a substantial part of our mobility system could be transformed to electricity for propulsion. In the presentation, options for future mobility systems, obstacles and possible transformation pathways will be discussed.