E2C: Electrons to High Value Chemical Products

Abstract: The overall objective of the project is to stimulate investment in and implementation of Power-to-X technologies by developing innovative direct and indirect conversion processes for the chemical industry towards higher TRL’s, while making use of renewable electricity and lowering the carbon footprint. With these technologies, valuable fuels and platform chemicals can be produced from renewable raw materials while decreasing costs and increasing flexibility. The aim is to develop at least two pilot demonstrators at TRL 6 – 7 and two bench scale pilot installations at TRL 4 with supporting feasibility evaluations, thereby lowering the risks of investment for companies, especially SME's, and positioning the 2 Seas region as an innovation leader in Power-to-X sustainable technologies. Main outputs The main outputs of the project are:

  • Two highly flexible Power-to-X pilot demonstrators, one for the indirect conversion of electricity to fuels and one for the direct conversion of electricity with CO2 to platform chemicals;
  • A highly flexible Power-to-X bench scale pilot installation for the direct electrochemical production of chemicals;
  • A bench scale pilot installation for lifetime testing of novel electrolyser concepts;
  • Two feasibility studies for Power-to-X technologies (one each for the direct and indirect routes) which are based on high level system analysis, roadmapping, detailed business case calculations, and a technology implementation plan.

Coordinator: Martijn de Graaff, TNO

Partners: TNO, VITO, Delft University of Technology, University of Antwerp, University of Exeter, University of Lille, University of Sheffield.

Funding Tool: Interreg 2 Seas

Duration: 4 year, started 2018

TUD Workforce: 3xPostDoc