Creating the flexible electrochemical plant of the future

Main applicant: prof. dr. ir. J.R. (Ruud) van Ommen – TU Delft

Consortium partners: Eindhoven University of Technology, Proton Ventures, Global Solutions International B.V., Vattenfall Energy, SmartPort, Institute for Sustainable Process Technology, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

Future plants producing chemicals and fuels will make use of low‐cost renewable and carbon‐free energy. However, this energy source is only available on intermittent basis while conventional plants are operated continuously. The proposed research will investigate the fundamental changes needed so future plants have the flexibility to follow renewable energy‐profiles.

A sustainable way using an electrocatalytic process

Main applicant: prof. dr. J.H. (Harry) Bitter – Wageningen University & Research

Consortium partners: Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, Universiteit Twente, Solvay

The reserachers propose to make hydrogenperoxide, a 5 million ton/year bulk chemical, in a sustainable way using an electrocatalytic process. Fundamental and applied research in the fields of electrocatalysis, membrane science and system integration will go hand in hand to arrive at system which can operate under industrially relevant conditions.

Next generation of water electrolysers

Main applicant: dr. M. (Michail) Tsampas – DIFFER: Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy Research

Consortium partners: Eindhoven University of Technology, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, FORTH, Syngaschem, Institute for Sustainable Process Technology, VSPARTICLE BV, VECO, Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Greece, Toyota Motor Europe

Energy storage will play a pivotal role in future low‐carbon energy systems, balancing intermittent supply with demand .Hydrogen production via water electrolysis, is an attractive approach due to long‐term storability. SCALE project addresses the challenges of energy affordability, sustainability and security by bringing emerging‐materials and electrode‐architectures to industrially relevant conditions.