Feature Presentation:

Feature Presentation: The Race for Sustainability - Innovations within Sustainable Fuels and Future Applications

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.00 to 13.40, Stage 2

Guest Speaker

Luke GoldsmithCommercial Manager - Coryton Advanced Fuels Ltd

About this presentation

Part of the ‘How the Solvents Industry is adapting to a greener future’ feature session (Hosted by Solvents Industry Association).

The transport sector is the biggest emitter of carbon into the atmosphere in the UK. With the Net-Zero target set for 2050, urgent decarbonisation is needed. However, with many of the favoured technologies (such as hydrogen and electrification) still far from prevalent, other technologies are needed to support the transition. Sustainable fuels will play a part in supporting decarbonisation, moreover, they can be used now. These are not technologies in theory, these are applications in practice and are already making an impact in helping lower the carbon footprint of even the hardest to decarbonise sectors. Reviewing case studies such as Prodrive’s success at Dakar 2022, and Bentley’s recent launch in Top Gear magazine, the technologies and environmental benefits of sustainable fuels will be discussed. It will be argued that additional support for these established technologies will aid the success of alternative future mobility modes, such as battery electric and hydrogen fuel cells, whilst serving to utilise existing infrastructure for swift adoption. Furthermore, these chemistries lend themselves to applications beyond fuels; the future for 100% sustainable solvents, lubricants and dielectrics will be shown.

Presentation Title:

Feature Presentation: The Race for Sustainability – Innovations within Sustainable Fuels and Future Applications

About this presentation

The transport sector is the biggest emitter of carbon into the atmosphere in the UK. With the Net-Zero target set for 2050, urgent decarbonisation is needed. However, with many of the favoured technologies (such as hydrogen and electrification) still far from prevalent, other technologies are needed to support the transition. Sustainable fuels will play a part in supporting decarbonisation, moreover, they can be used now. These are not technologies in theory, these are applications in practice and are already making an impact in helping lower the carbon footprint of even the hardest to decarbonise sectors. Reviewing case studies such as Prodrive’s success at Dakar 2022, and Bentley’s recent launch in Top Gear magazine, the technologies and environmental benefits of sustainable fuels will be discussed. It will be argued that additional support for these established technologies will aid the success of alternative future mobility modes, such as battery electric and hydrogen fuel cells, whilst serving to utilise existing infrastructure for swift adoption. Furthermore, these chemistries lend themselves to applications beyond fuels; the future for 100% sustainable solvents, lubricants and dielectrics will be shown.