The Rotterdam-Moerdijk port industry cluster is a major consumer of energy and causes almost 20% of CO₂ emissions in the Netherlands. To achieve the goals of the climate agreement, drastic measures are needed, such as CO₂ reduction in industry, improvement and efficient use of energy and raw materials. The application of electrification, also known as Power-2-X, is a proven and important option for sustainability that cannot be ruled out. Fossil-driven processes are being replaced by electrically driven processes.
Acceleration is possible!
The Rotterdam Fieldlab Industrial Electrification has been set up to accelerate the development and implementation of Power-2-X technology and thereby achieve large-scale CO₂ reduction in industry. In this Field Lab, technologies can be tested on an industrially relevant scale in a practical environment. The Fieldlab also offers the opportunity to further develop ideas and validate business cases together with the entire chain; end users, system integrators, technology companies, suppliers, knowledge and educational institutions.
What is Industrial Electrification?
Industrial electrification, also called Power-2-X, is the replacement of fossil (oil, gas and coal) powered processes by processes powered by green electricity or green molecules. Under Power-2-X we distinguish the following parts:
- Power-2-heat: the use of electricity to generate or upgrade heat.
- Power-2 hydrogen: the use of electricity for direct chemical transformations via hydrogen.
- Power-2 chemicals: the use of electricity for direct chemical transformations via direct electroconversion.
Getting started with electrification?
The Fieldlab Industrial Electrification
The fieldlab Industrial Electrification consists of two important parts. On the one hand, a ‘Fieldlab Hub’ where work is being done on testing and scaling up new technologies in the existing value chain. Collaboration will be sought with the business community and research and educational institutions from the region. In addition, special attention is paid to collaboration with potential value chain partners and room for realizing business cases. The second part of the Field Lab consists of demonstration sites on location at companies where these new techniques are applied in practice and experiences can be exchanged and viewed. The initiative is strongly supported by the Municipality of Rotterdam, the Province of South Holland and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and the European Commission.