WHEN ELECTRONS POWER MOLECULES
Closing the gap between the energy sector and process industry
What is the challenge?
To meet the European climate challenges and goals of the Paris Agreement, new ways of collaboration are needed. Fences between the heavy process industry and energy sector have to be lowered. First steps have already been taken. New energy saving processes have been implemented and advanced bio routes have been developed. And yet another, maybe more sustainable synergy is rising…when electrons meet molecules.
Grasp the opportunity
Electrification and electrochemistry can play a pivotal role in cutting CO2-emissions or even becoming CO2-negative. A double-edged sword! Huge amounts of sustainable electricity can be stored by turning molecules from air and water into useful materials and fuels. Fast growing surpluses of wind and solar power in Europe can be stored. And the industry can cut its emissions dramatically and decrease its dependency on fossil feedstock in a competitive way.
To grasp this opportunity, new value chains have to be developed cutting through multiple sectors. So let’s lower the sector fences and start energizing a new economy!