Electrification of the Chemical Industry

Power-2-Chemicals

VoltaChem works on RD&I related to the direct synthesis of intermediates and higher value products using conventional and sustainable feedstock (e.g. CO2, biomass-derived). The main challenges that are addressed are the development of electrochemical routes, reducing capital costs for electrochemical cells, increasing energy density and selectivity, choosing & using catalysts and downstream processing.

Power-2-Chemicals focuses on:

  1. Use of renewable electricity as energy source for conversion of raw materials to chemicals and fuels, e.g. electricity from wind, solar and hydro.
  2. Use of renewable raw materials as feedstock for chemical production, e.g. biobased feedstock, biogas (CH4), H2O, O2, N2, CO2.
  3. Direct electrochemical conversion of raw materials with electricity to chemicals and fuels.
  4. Alternatives for electrochemistry in conversion with electricity as energy source, e.g. photochemistry, plasmachemistry, microwaves, ultrasound.

Activities

  1. Electrochemical selective oxidation (showcase: HMF -> FDCA).
  2. Electrochemical reduction (showcase: O2 -> H2O2).
  3. Electrochemical oxidation (showcase: CH4 -> Methanol).
  4. Electrochemical CO2 reduction.
  5. Alternative power-2-chemical technologies scan.

Interested? Please contact Martijn de Graaff.

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