Main theme of collaboration: Electrification / hydrogen

Secondary theme of collaboration: (Chemical) recycling

Main partner(s): Government

Current activities and collaborations:
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Title Scope Duration Partners k/M€ subsidy
KIC-start call NED-DUI  ECCM |consortia formation/feasibility. 2021-2023
KIC joint call NED-DUI (ECCM). Electrochemical materials and processes for green hydrogen and green chemistry 2023-2026 NWO/ MinEZK | Min BMBF + Min BMWK
Innovation mission on batteries 2021 BCC-NL RVO
Trilateral cooperation on Chemical recycling within ARRRA

Seeking collaborations on the following sub-theme/sub-topics:
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Sub-theme Sub-topic TRL 1-3 TRL 4-7 TRL 8-9
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Next generation of electrolyzers
  • R&D on catalyst materials and membranes
  • Electrolysis cost reduction
  • P2X technologies
x x x
  • Alternative anode reactions
  • Analysis of electrochemical reaction systems
  • Broadening research  in areas other than CO2 -related
  • Electrolyte free electrosynthesis
  • Benchmarking against thermochemical processes
x x
Materials & catalysis
  • Genesis, stability and degradation
  • CO2 capture and direct conversion
  • Novel material development
  • Large data mining and analytics
  • Synchrotron radiation
x x x
Engineering / manufacturing of cell equipment
  • Innovative sustainable materials
  • Recycling/reducing of scarce materials
  • Electrolyzer cost reduction and efficiency increase
  • Mass series manufacturing
  • Integrating electrolysis processes with renewable energy generation
x x
System design and integration
  • Large scale demo projects
  • Creation of business model/ markets to allow scale-up
  • Value chain efficiencies
  • Safety considerations
  • Solid and reliable scenarios on the future use of industry

Planned activities ChemistryNL for 2023:

  • Matchmaking ECCM, results call, start joint projects.
  • Follow-up on the international collaboration part of the NGF proposal on Batteries (in the form of a joint graduate school?
  • Launching the joint research proposals on joint call Electrochemical materials and processes for green hydrogen and green chemistry
  • Further align and create partnerships between the larger innovation and upscaling programmes in Germany and the Netherlands:
Germany Netherlands
Kopernikus Project Power2X and Project Synergy ECCM: E-refinery, HyScaling, HydroHub, VoltaChem, ARC CBBC, AMCEL, EIRES, MCEC
Carbon2Chem GroenvermogenNL, FutureCarbonNL
H2Giga – focuses on optimizing the production process of electrolysers GroenvermogenNL – WP1, NextGenHightech
TransHyDE –  investigates the  possibilities for hydrogen transport at short and long distances. GroenvermogenNL – WP2
H2Mare – works on the production of green hydrogen and other PtX-products from wind directly offshore GroenvermogenNL – upscaling programme

What does ChemistryNL aim to achieve with Germany in the medium/long term:
Intensify collaboration on green hydrogen and electrochemical conversion processes between Germany and The Netherlands. Both countries are committed to net zero emissions in 2050 and getting there will be an enormous challenge. We need to solve the distribution and storage issues inherent to renewable energy sources like wind and solar. We need to develop technologies and infrastructure to produce fuels and other energy carriers, materials and chemical products from (green) feedstocks using renewable energy. To make green hydrogen a commercially viable option, the brightest minds from science and industry need to partner.