In today’s changing electricity landscape, moving away from coal, oil, gas and nuclear power production towards solar and wind energy, there is a strong need for cross-sector integration of these huge amounts of electricity, not just for electrical applications but also for transportation, heating, and the chemical industry.
Focus on hydrogen
Most of the so-called power to X technologies (where X can be gas e.g. hydrogen or methane, chemicals such as ammonia or methanol, gasoline and so forth) include a water electrolysis plant as the very first step to obtain the hydrogen needed for the subsequent conversion of carbon dioxide or nitrogen. At thyssenkrupp we are constantly working on this technology, which will be at the heart of the energy system of the future.
thyssenkrupp is currently launching its own large-scale project as part of the cross-sector integration of renewable electricity. From 2018 onwards hydrogen from a thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers water electrolyzer will be combined with steel mill top gases at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe in Duisburg, Germany, to produce fertilizers and fuel.
- Water electrolysis is the heart of power to X
- Main applications include gas, fertilizers and fuel
- Complete solutions available from thyssenkrupp Process Technologies