Seminar: How Do We Get Rid of Fossil Fuels for 150 DKK per Month? – University of Copenhagen

Seminar: How Do We Get Rid of Fossil Fuels for 150 DKK per Month?

Open seminar with Anders Winther Mortensen and Henrik Wenzel, University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

Abstract

We already have the technical solutions that enables us to leave the fossil fuels in the ground. Which is a good, because we are in a hurry if we are going to keep the global temperature rise well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels, and preferably limit the rise to 1.5°C. The future Danish energy system is electric, where most of the energy is supplied from wind and solar power – or this is how it should be. The reason is that the global biomass availability is limited. The current biomass demand has already caused around 1 million animal and plant species to face extinction. A number that will only increase as the biomass demands for replacing fossil fuels increased. A solution to this could be electrofuels, which are based on CO2 from e.g. biogas or directly captured from the air and hydrogen produced from wind and solar power. Using these sustainable building blocks enables us, already today, to produce the same products that fossil oil provides e.g. petrol, diesel, jet fuels, plastics, etc., but now in a sustainable way and at a reasonable cost.

Practicalities

The seminar is open to all.
There is limited seating.
There is a lift.