Within the next year, the ESTECH pilot plant, based on a unique combination of carbon capture and green hydrogen production, will expand to a larger scale demonstration plant at VandCenter Syd – VCS Denmark and is thereby one step closer to the ultimate full-scale industrial size.
When the demonstration plant is up and running, we will not only demonstrate the scalability of the technology, but we also expect the plant’s energy consumption to be severely reduced.
To optimize the operation of the coming demonstration plant, we have set up a new laboratory at our headquarters in Svendborg to test different electrode materials, different solvents, configurations, and membranes, and to optimize cathode and anode processes, as well as carbon capture operation parameters.
Small steps to success
The reason for not betting on a full-scale plant based on the pilot plant alone is to minimize potential risks of unexpected obstacles or irreversible drawbacks and irregularities that might be associated with the process of upscaling the technology.
Though, the sooner we can prove our technology to be scalable, energy-efficient, and cost-effective, the better, because Power-to-X technology like this will play an important role in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of reducing global human-driven releases of greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
Søren Gert Larsen, CEO
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