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Ernst Homburg: “Society needs to provide the landscape for sustainable technologies to succeed, and to move away from petrochemistry”

Ernst Homburg: “Society needs to provide the landscape for sustainable technologies to succeed, and to move away from petrochemistry”

16-11-2020 | P2Integrate

Driving the transition of the chemical industry towards full sustainability requires more than innovation. It is equally - if not more - important that society succeeds in creating a 'landscape' in which sustainable chemical technology will come to full fruition. This is one of the many lessons to be learned from an analysis of historical transitions in the chemical industry, according to Professo

New facilities for Power-2-X research: Rotterdam Field Lab Industrial Electrification

New facilities for Power-2-X research: Rotterdam Field Lab Industrial Electrification

02-11-2020 | New Project

VoltaChem is developing a Field Lab Industrial Electrification in the Rotterdam-Moerdijk industrial area, together with its founding partner TNO, the Port of Rotterdam, industrial association Deltalinqs, technology business association FME and economic development agency InnovationQuarter, and with support of regional and national authorities. Offering state-of-the-art knowledge, support and techn

E-fuels are crucial to sustainable heavy transport

E-fuels are crucial to sustainable heavy transport

23-09-2020 | P2Fuels

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

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

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

21-09-2020 | P2Chemicals

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 techn

Cross-border infrastructure plays a pivotal role in decarbonizing industries

Cross-border infrastructure plays a pivotal role in decarbonizing industries

20-07-2020 | Project results

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

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

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

14-07-2020 | New Project

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

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