Our society relies heavily on carbon-based materials, produced almost entirely from fossil sources such as oil and natural gas. Using renewable hydrogen, produced directly from green electrons or through direct use of green electrons, could make many of our current chemical conversion processes more sustainable, directly reducing the carbon footprint of our petrochemical and chemical plants.
The envisioned subprogram outlines three directions to achieve these goals. First, the large-scale introduction of green hydrogen, which can be used directly to replace fossil hydrogen. Second, the direct use of green electrons to heat high-temperature chemical conversion processes. Finally, we propose the direct use of green electrons to perform large-scale electrochemical reactions. This route enables the production of bulk chemicals, such as ethylene, propylene and their oxides, as well as fuels and fuel components, such as methanol and kerosene, directly from CO2. Moving in this direction represents a gradual but substantial shift toward circular chemical production facilities that will make our current chemical plants greener and more innovative.
When the package starts and is opened, you will find more information on the NWO website.