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E-fuels are crucial to sustainable heavy transport

23-09-2020 | P2Fuels

E-fuels are crucial to sustainable heavy transport

Synthetic fuels produced from electricity, or e-fuels, will play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions from long-distance truck transport, aviation and shipping. For long-distance freight transport and shipping, synthetic methanol, diesel and LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) are the most attractive options; for deep sea shipping, synthetic ammonia is also an important option. For aviation, only e-kerosene is feasible. Even though green hydrogen is needed to produce e-fuels, its applicability as a fuel in heavy transport is limited. This is demonstrated by a recently completed study by VoltaChem, TNO and SmartPort, together with market parties, of over a year, into the most promising e-fuels for heavy transport applications and their deployment.

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An industrial perspective for the sustainable electrochemical production of tartaric acid: From CO2 to a C4 molecule

21-09-2020 | P2Chemicals

An industrial perspective for the sustainable electrochemical production of tartaric acid: From CO2 to a C4 molecule

In a recently published paper in the ACS journal Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Amanda Garcia, Carlos Sánchez-Martínez, Ivan Bakker and Earl Goetheer present a feasible green and sustainable electrochemical production route for tartaric acid. The VoltaChem researchers synthesized this industrially relevant chemical through electrochemical reduction of oxalic and glyoxylic acids. In a techno-economic analysis they provide an outlook towards the electrochemical synthesis of tartaric acid on an industrial scale.

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Cross-border infrastructure plays a pivotal role in decarbonizing industries

20-07-2020 | Project results

Cross-border infrastructure plays a pivotal role in decarbonizing industries

The research institutes DVGW-EBI, Dechema (both Germany), EnergyVille/VITO (Belgium), and VoltaChem/TNO (the Netherlands) have joined their expertise and conducted a high-level study on what cross-border challenges and opportunities can be identified for the production of ammonia, a key industry in the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Rhine-Ruhr region. The three analyzed sites are located within a 185 km radius and combined produce almost 2 million tons ammonia per year, consuming large amounts of electricity and natural gas for energy and feedstock in the process.

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INCOME project: reducing cost and catalyst use in PEM hydrogen production

14-07-2020 | New Project

INCOME project: reducing cost and catalyst use in PEM hydrogen production

As part of VoltaChem's program line Power-2-Hydrogen, the new INCOME project focuses on improving the economic aspects of hydrogen production through PEM electrolysis. It explores novel electrode architectures for reducing cost as well as catalyst use. The project is carried out in cooperation with companies Magneto Special Anodes and Hydron Energy. It is the first project in a new Shared Research Program on industrialization of electrolyzer technology that VoltaChem is developing.

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