Electrification and innovation in the European chemical industry

The EU’ ambitious climate and circularity objectives call for the successful development and deployment of a portfolio of advanced process technologies and their combination in the chemical industry. Major technological priorities for the reduction of GHG emissions include the integration of climate neutral energy in particular through indirect electrification and direct electrification of chemical processes including through the utilisation of alternative energy forms.

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Transition pathway for the EU chemicals industry

The European Commission is working on a Chemicals Transition Pathway that presents the roadmap leading towards the achievement of both the green and digital transition (twin transition) and towards the resilience of the industry. The roadmap is the result of a co-creation process with stakeholders, under the European Green Deal framework. Stakeholders discussed with the Commission on each of the building blocks composing the transition pathway’s matrix developed by the Industrial Forum .

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Transition of the energy system from a Transmission System Operator (TSO) perspective

Solar and wind generation will be a major primary energy source in a decarbonized energy system. This is a 180 degree shift in our design principles, from demand always in the lead towards capturing the wheather dependant generation for all required demand. Insights from a Transmission System Operator (TSO) responsibility’s view will be addressed.

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Challenges and opportunities while realizing a 20 MW e-boiler at Chemelot.

Introduction of Chemelot, USG (Utility Support Group) and the extensive steam network of Chemelot.
Explanation of the E-boiler including specs, intended operation and impact of the e-boiler.
Explanation of the development process of the E-boiler project including challenges that have been faced.
Current status of the E-boiler project.

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Iron Power: a clean and sustainable solution for decarbonization of the heat intensive industry

Iron Poweris a clean renewable energy carrier concept that is based on circular combustion and regeneration of iron powder. In this session we will introduce the technology and its ecosystem. We will explain what potential Iron Power has, where it will be applied and what the next steps are.

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The challenges to develop a 50-MW demoplant for producing syngas

by gasifcation of torrefied biological raw materials

A major step to improve the sustainability of the industrial Chemelot site is the production of renewable hydrogen. Standard production of green hydrogen (via green power and water electrolysis) is not available for the site within the coming decades. Therefore alternative technologies should be found and developed, BrigH2 , based on the licenced and patented gasification of biomass by Torrgas, is such a promising alternative.

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Hydrogen Bromine Flow Battery technology

Low cost electricity storage, enabling a 100% carbon-free electricity supply.

The presentation gives an introduction to the unique properties of the Elestor technology, primarily developed for large scale stationary electricity storage applications.
In addition, as the battery generates hydrogen during the charging process, the concept introduces several new and unique possibilities for integration with hydrogen infrastructures and electrolysers. As such, the Elestor technology bridges the two worlds of energy storage: with batteries and in the form of hydrogen.

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Transition pathway for the EU chemicals industry

The European Commission is working on a Chemicals Transition Pathway that presents the roadmap leading towards the achievement of both the green and digital transition (twin transition) and towards the resilience of the industry. The roadmap is the result of a co-creation process with stakeholders, under the European Green Deal framework. Stakeholders discussed with the Commission on each of the building blocks composing the transition pathway’s matrix developed by the Industrial Forum .

For each building block a series of actions and initiatives were identified as contribution to the achievement of the twin transition and resilience of the industry.

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Hydrogen from biological sources with negative carbon footprint for fuel cell waste collection vehicles

“Hydrogen from biological sources with negative carbon footprint for fuel cell waste collection vehicles” is the title of the presentation that Susanne Spur, Project Engineer, Graforce will give at the 2021 edition of the Online Clean Hydrogen Conference

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