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Electrons to high value Chemical products

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Technological Innovation

Netherlands

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Lead partner

address

Leeghwaterstraat 44
Delft
Netherlands

Project budget

7 184 812

ERDF amount

4 310 887

ERDF rate

60%

Start date

01/07/2018

End date

31/12/2021

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. 

Partners

Netherlands

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands

Belgium/Flanders

Flemish Institute for Technological Research

Netherlands

Technical University Delft

Belgium/Flanders

University of Antwerp

England

University of Exeter

France

University of Lille- 1 sciences and Technologies

England

University of Sheffield