Strategy & Approach


VoltaChem pushes technological developments from TRL 3-5 (research & innovation) towards TRL 5-7 (piloting and demonstration) in a collaborative program. We do this by advancing knowledge through collaboration with top players in the field and by further developing this knowledge into pilots and demonstrators together with industry and regional clusters. 

We aim to initiate and facilitate the collaborative development of technology and business models with relevant stakeholders to help move innovation in the field of industrial electrification and decarbonization faster towards commercial implementation. The program addresses both the indirect and direct use of electricity within the industry and works from a systemic point of view.

Innovation approach

VoltaChem adopts a multidisciplinary approach that brings together the entire value chain: R&D (institutions, universities), users (chemical, electricity) and suppliers (sub-components, equipment, and engineering). We support the process industry, the energy sector, and equipment suppliers & licensors to find collaborative business opportunities and address their challenges with respect to energy use, efficiency, and selectivity together. We closely collaborate with industry and academia on:

  • Bringing stakeholders together to accelerate technology adoption, e.g. in the VoltaChem Business Community.
  • Developing business cases for industrial electrification in the short- and long term. 
  • Performing collaborative applied R&D in the field of industrial electrification.
  • Bringing technologies intro industrial practice by initiating pilot and demonstration activities
  • Addressing fundamental research questions together with top academic players.

Combined business and technology perspective

The VoltaChem Shared Innovation Program is characterized by its combined business and technology perspective. This is materialized through business-related application areas and technology related program lines. Application areas offer guiding choices for the technology development in the program lines and are focused on the three most impactful chemical value chains: fuels, fertilizers, and plastics.

The key technology developments of VoltaChem are structured in three technology program lines: Power-2-Integrate, Power-2-Hydrogen, and Power-2-Chemicals. Where program lines and application areas overlap, each intersection/innovation indicates its particular advancement along with the TRL levels from idea to commercial application.

Want to know more? Get in touch!

Martijn de Graaff

Program Director VoltaChem

+31 6 222 608 71


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