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‘We also need to add other energy carriers to our options’

MOLECULES AND ELECTRONS

Then there’s the fact that the world will never entirely operate on electricity. ‘At this very moment we certainly don’t see any real solutions to have air traffic, the shipping industry and heavy transport use electricity over long distances’, says Hellinga. ‘And that’s not just about fuel, we’ll also need raw materials, for the chemical industry for instance. This need cannot be met with the energy grid, as those are molecules rather than electrons.’ Does this mean we’re stuck with fossil fuels and raw materials that will continue to emit way too much carbon? ‘We can’t let that happen. Hydrogen would be a sustainable solution, as it can be used both for fuel and the production of raw materials and liquid fuels. In addition to hydrogen, the C-atom (carbon) is also required. Bio mass contains this. We need to use bio mass primarily to create those fuels and raw materials together with hydrogen.’

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