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Electrons to high value Chemical products

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Technological Innovation

Lead partner

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Start Date


End Date


Project budget

7 184 812

ERDF amount

4 310 887

ERDF rate



    Common challenge

    The coastal areas of the 2 Seas region combine (future) availability of renewable energy with strong industrial activity. This leads to the common challenge of handling renewable energy surpluses, diversifying feedstocks in the chemical industry, reducing greenhouse gas emissions in energy intensive industry, and meeting societal and regulatory demands on advanced fuels and sustainable chemicals. "Power-to-X” concepts, using (renewable) electricity as a replacement for oil and gas energy sources in the production of chemical products, allow for the combination of a solution to these challenges with the creation of valuable products. However, several technical and economic hurdles still need to be overcome. These are related to the cost of renewable hydrogen, the technological immaturity of novel electrochemical processes, and the need for demonstrators and business case calculations to convince industry to invest in further development and implementation of these technologies. 

    Main Achievements

    Since the project has just started outputs have not been achieved partially or fully. Work has started in WP1, WP4 and WP5. The first progress meeting has been done with all the partners via teleconference.

    There has also been sub-group meetings between partners for WP1 related to the direct and indirect line separately. There is a very good cooperation between the partners.

    Tasks and ideas are easily shared and each partner brings its own expertise ans skils. All deliverables due till 31/01/2019 have been delivered and uploaded to be shared.



    Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands

    Flemish Institute for Technological Research

    Technical University Delft

    University of Antwerp

    University of Exeter

    University of Lille- 1 sciences and Technologies

    University of Sheffield