We hope you
have had a perfect start into the New Year – may it bring you luck, success,
half year has been a very busy one for LBST. Being an exclusive advisor to the
ITRE Committee of the European Parliament, we have by now published five
studies from that relationship; the new certification processes mandatory for
actors in the biofuels field lead to several client tasks for us; jointly with
Toyota we have published a book on our future energy supply; and we have
provided significant input to the growing discussion around availability of energy
resources as well as storage options for fluctuating renewable energy.
All this and
more is covered in this edition of our Newsletter.
Enjoy reading! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch,
if you would like to dig deeper into the one or the other issue.
Uwe Albrecht, Managing Director, and the LBST-team
– Mobility – Sustainability
draws on LBST-expertise
with our partners Hinicio, CEPS, VTT, and College of Europe
we support the European Parliament in the areas of Energy and Climate
Protection. The following studies have already been published:
EU Energy Markets in Gas and Electricity – State of
Assessment of Potential and Promotion of New Generation
of Renewable Technologies
Decentralized Energy Systems
Efficiency Policy – Achievements and Outlook
Overview of Energy
Efficiency Measures of European Industry
bio energy sustainability certification
, most bio energy has to meet sustainability
requirements and be certified accordingly. LBST has already supported 5 biofuel plants to prepare for certification. Actors along
the whole value chain selling into the European market, from feedstock
providers, mills, and biodiesel refineries to ethanol
factories will have to routinely certify in the future.
is the first country to have implemented the European Renewable Energy
More at http://www.lbst.de/ressources/docs2011/LBST_Brochure_SustainableBiofuels.pdf
Future energy supply
In a joint study with Toyota Motor Europe (TME) LBST
has investigated the consequences of limited global oil production on energy
and food prices and on several industry sectors. Based on this work a book has
been published where detailed reserves and production statistics are analyzed
for oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium, leading to an outlook on future energy
Further information on the book at http://www.finanzbuchverlag.de/shop/article/2530-aufbruch-unser-energiesystem-im-wandel/;
German only; an English version is planned
Energy and climate protection concepts
LBST in cooperation with local consultant udEcon has
devised an energy and climate protection concept for the community Haar near Munich, as well as a list of concrete measures
fostering reduced energy consumption and increased use of renewable energy
sources. Focus areas included assessing the technical and economic potential of
supplying local heat requirements through deep geothermal.
A summary of the concept can be found at http://www.gemeinde-haar.de/media/custom/1718_265_1.PDF (German only)
In a study jointly commissioned by
(Hamburg Hydrogen Society), the city of
and the German state of Schleswig-Holstein LBST has analyzed technical and
economic potentials for producing hydrogen from excess wind energy. Results
show that producing and storing hydrogen from wind energy helps facilitate the
integration of renewable energy into the energy system, improve security of
supply, and support greenhouse gas reduction goals. Due to the high wind energy
potential, local storage opportunities in salt caverns, and already existing
provides for almost ideal conditions for an implementation.
A similar study has been conducted for the German state of Hessen.
Details on the North German study can be found at http://www.h2hamburg.de/downloads/Windwasserstoff-Kurzfassung-final.pdf and http://www.h2hamburg.de/downloads/Praesentation_100920_final.pdf
An English language presentation on the subject is available here:
European project for fuel cell vehicles
The European lighthouse project H2moves Scandinavia has officially been announced
in July. 17 of the latest fuel cell vehicles from Daimler and Fiat will be
tested for 3 years, and an associated hydrogen refueling infrastructure will be build in the course of the project. LBST is project coordinator
and responsible for the monitoring and assessment framework as well as for dissemination.
More at http://www.tuev-sued.de/company/press/press_archive/electric_vehicles_with_fuel_cells_in_daily_operation?dtree=1
driven small vehicles
2010, the “Hydro mobile” project concluded successfully after 3 years. 13
German SMEs and research institutes including LBST’s
office have developed and tested innovative applications for low power fuel
cell systems. The highest visibility result was a small electric 3-wheeler (TRIKE)
with fuel cell drive.
More at http://www.h2-mobile.de/ (German
– Consultants for Sustainable Energy and Mobility
Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH (LBST) is an expert consultant for sustainable energy and mobility,
supporting international clients from industry, finance, politics, and
non-governmental organizations in strategy, technology, and sustainability. Its
cutting edge competence is based on three decades of continuous experience, and
on its interdisciplinary team of leading experts, bridging policy, economy, and
LBST supports its clients with
SYSTEM & TECHNOLOGY
technology assessment and due diligence; energy and infrastructure concepts;
product portfolio analysis; identifying new products and services; market
analysis; decision support; and policy support;
life cycle and carbon footprint analyses; natural resources assessment (energy,
minerals, water); sustainability due diligence;
project management, monitoring and assessment; and
studies; briefings; expert workshops; trainings.
Particular expertise exists in energy (renewables,
energy storage, hydrogen and fuel cells) and mobility (fuels and drives,
infrastructure, mobility concepts), with our work in sustainability cutting
across all sectors.
A key common denominator of all activities is the rigorous system approach,
making sure all relevant elements of a tightly networked system are taken into
account, and providing our customers with a comprehensive and complete basis
for their decisions.
With its deep understanding of
developments and technologies and its truly independent advice, LBST helps its
clients to secure their future.
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