Matching processes with electrification technologies
In the future the supply of renewable electricity is expected to increase sharply, from 44 PJ in 2013 to 236 PJ in 2030 and increasing more thereafter. Being such a large energy consumer, the Dutch chemical industry is expected to use a significant share of this renewable electricity. Although some promising business opportunities arise from recent studies, there is a need for translation on strategic level of the actors involved, which can be publicly shared.
The project aims at identifying those processes in the Netherlands most suitable for electrification, leading to a list of best options for the total Dutch chemical industry in order to supply the relevant insights for strategic decision making within the chemical industry, for technology developers, electricity companies and for policy makers.