Electrochemical Routes towards Sustainable Hydrocarbon Fuels

Mogens Bjerg Mogensen (Invited author)

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The potential of renewable energy and possible solution to the intermittency problem of renewable energy sources like sun and wind are explained. The densest storage of energy is in the form of hydrocarbons. The most suitable method of conversion and storage within a foreseeable future is electrolysis followed by conversion into synthetic hydrocarbons, alcohols or ethers. Several types of electrolysers exist. The various types are listed together with a short description of principle and status. It is argued that electrolysis will at least become part of large sustainable energy systems in the future. In spite of this, it is important to research and develop as many viable sustainable energy technologies as economical possible.

© 2012 ECS - The Electrochemical Society


Original languageEnglish
JournalE C S Transactions
Issue number33
Pages (from-to)3-11
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event220th ECS Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 9 Oct 201114 Oct 2011
Conference number: 220


Conference220th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Internet address

Bibliographical note

1st International Symposium on Electrochemical Synthesis of Fuels (ESF 2011)


  • Electrolysis
  • Energy conservation
  • Fuels
  • Renewable energy resources
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Electrochemical routes
  • Electrolysers
  • Hydrocarbon fuel
  • Renewable energies
  • Renewable energy source
  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Sustainable energy technology
  • Synthetic hydrocarbons


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