Pumping “e” (electrons) from sun and wind into water to produce hydrogen seems to be the fashion of the season.

Plans for plants to produce ‘green hydrogen’ are popping up like mushrooms after a rainy day. Not only are there plans for such a plant in IJmuiden (100 MW, see our post of 25 October) but also one of similar size in “the north of the country”, an initiative of Gasunie and Engie, while Tennet plans to do the same in the north of Germany. Gasunie is also a participant in the Hydrogen Coalition, which has the ambition of establishing 3 - 4 gigawatts of green hydrogen capacity by 2030. 

Producing hydrogen commercially this way may still be a challenge, but it has the advantage of simplicity: “e” goes in and “H” comes out. Coming up with processes with more valuable products (and still be profitable) require far more imagination.  
This is where Voltachem comes into the picture.  
Together with several partners, VoltaChem has recently acquired a grant of 9 M€ for a 4-year innovation project in the field of selective electrochemical oxidations of bio-based feedstock. The project aims to demonstrate that multi-step chemical conversions can be avoided and instead performed in a single electrochemical system. 

Are you interested in Power-2-Chemicals technology and more specifically paired electrosynthesis and selective electro-oxidation of bio-based feedstock? Please contact Martijn de Graaff or Willem Frens.