Electrification of the Chemical Industry

FAQ

What is VoltaChem?

VoltaChem is a business-driven Shared Innovation Program that connects the electricity sector to the chemical industry. New technologies are developed and implemented that focus on the conversion of renewable energy from solar and wind to heat, hydrogen and chemicals. VoltaChem serves and works with the industry to strengthen its competitive position and that of suppliers. 

Who initiated VoltaChem?

Applied knowledge institutes TNO and ECN, together with industrial and academic partners, founded VoltaChem at the request of The Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Topsector Chemicals.

How can I participate?

There are five ways in which you can participate in this program:

  1. Community participation: Exclusive discussion group, roadmap updates, high-level results and (inter)national events. 
  2. Shared R&D project: Pre-competitive R&D within collaborative program with a duration of 2-3 years. Participants get rights to the results and can influence the scope of the program along the way. 
  3. Sponsored project: Pre-competitive linear development; small projects with predefined scope/time/budget. Participants get rights to the results and determine the scope upfront. 
  4. Commissioned project: Exclusive bilateral project with pre-defined scope/time/ budget.
  5. Indirect participation: The program participates in publicly funded consortium projects. The funding rules of that program determine the rights to the results. 

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VoltaChem Community Members & Associates


Team Fast
TNO
ECN
Dow
OCI Nitrogen
Arkema
Stedin
Innovatielink
Energy Valley
FME
Topsector Chemistry
Nuon
MAGNETO special anodes
University of Twente
Perstorp
SmartPort
Port of Rotterdam
Coval Energy
Hydron Energy
Proton Ventures
Aramco Overseas
Sasol
Tu Delft
Solvay
Mestverwerking Friesland
CE Delft
Uniper
Huikeshoven
Vopak

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