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Start your PTX project with a trusted partner - from feasibility study to plant operation and certification

Start your PTX project with a trusted partner - from feasibility study to plant operation and certification

Power-to-X: A Crucial Technology for a Renewable Energy Future

In the transition towards a renewable energy future, the adoption of power-to-x (PtX) technology is crucial. By utilizing electrolysis and CO2 recycling, power-to-x offers carbon-neutral alternatives that can reduce industrial emissions and provide cost-effective energy storage solutions. The widespread implementation of power-to-x technologies across various industries is necessary to achieve decarbonization, combat climate change and limit global warming. As we shift away from fossil fuels, renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydro are taking their place.

Green Power-to-X (PtX): The Path to Sustainable Fuels from Renewable Sources

Green power-to-X (PtX) processes use renewables, water, and sometimes carbon dioxide to produce sustainable fuels like hydrogen, methane, and synthetic fuels. These can be used for transportation, energy storage, power generation, and industry, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. PtX technologies vary in inputs and outputs, producing green hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles, synthetic fuels for aviation, and green chemicals for industry. Hence, PtX is a promising pathway to decarbonize key sectors and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, playing a significant role in the transition to a low-carbon future.

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What are The challenges when implementing power-to-x Projects?

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Guiding experience needed: As hydrogen is a new field, parts of the process differ from previous experience. From financing options to the necessary qualifications of personnel, know-how and practical experience still needs to be gained in all these areas.

 

icon unknown complexityUnknown complexity: The construction of PtX-plants is determined by a long project process and accompanied by many risks, such as technical and safety issues. Many steps and project phases need to be conquered for a successful project.

 

icon risk of delaysRisk of inefficiencies and delays: In the overall project process there are many interdependencies. These dependencies as well as other unknown factors can cause costly delays as well as complications with the plant certification.

 

icon broad field of regulationsBroad field of regulations: Various regulations determine the feasibility of the project and its many phases. It is essential to have a broad and up-to-date understanding of the political developments as well as regulations in place.

 

  

Accelerate YOUR POWER-TO-X PROJECT WITH OUR EXPERT GUIDANCE AND CERTIFICATION SERVICES

Are you looking to scale up your Power-to-X business? Our expert project guidance and certification services can help increase the certainty of your projects and bring them to life. From feasibility study to final commissioning, we guide you through the process and address challenges that may arise, such as regulatory compliance and staff training in safe hydrogen handling. Our certification services, construction supervision, and design review save time and ensure the finished plant is as safe and efficient as possible.

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EXPLORE OUR COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE PORTFOLIO ACROSS THE ENTIRE PtX PROJECT LIFECYCLE

  • Certification
    • Pre-audits
    • Certification readiness
    • Critical review to ensure compliance already in planning
    • Green Hydrogen Certification
    • Hydrogen Generator Certification ISO 22734 
  • Feasibility
    • Execution of technical due diligence
    • Business case & funding opportunities
    • Site assessment & comparison
    • Project risk rating incl. technical, risk (ESG) & cost estimation
    • H2 readiness checks
  • Permit and Licensing
    • Implementation of environmental impact assessment report
    • Advisory along licensing process with local authorities
    • Execution imission control expert report
  • Design and Manufacturing
    • Hazard analysis, incl. definition of explosion protection zones (HAZOP)
    • SIL Assessment
    • Supplier inspection
    • Design review and acceptance test
  • Construction and Comissioning
    • Conformity assessment
    • Implementation of commission/factory acceptance tests
    • Monitoring and final inspection
    • Owner's engineer
    • QA/QC services
  • Operation
    • Calculation of life extensions
    • Identification of critical components
    • Inspection before recommissioning
    • Training for safe H2 handling

 

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TÜV SÜD TO SUPPORT YOU WITH YOUR POWER-TO-X PROJECT?

Switching to power-to-x technologies will benefit your business as you move towards greater sustainability and decarbonisation. Partnering with TÜV SÜD offers a range of benefits. 

  • Gain guiding experience – from a reliable partner with longstanding experience with renewable energies and hydrogen production.
  • Manage risk and eliminate uncertainty – with a trusted partner to ensure safety and efficiency in your projects.
  • Strengthen your commitment towards decarbonisation – with TÜV SÜD’s hydrogen service portfolio that will enable you to develop and integrate hydrogen while ensuring compliance with regulations and standards.
 

Reach out to connect to our experts and receive support on your power-to-x projects! No matter in which country you are located, we are here to support you. Please use the contact form to submit your query.

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FAQs RELATED TO POWER-tO-X

  • What is Power-to-X?

    Power-to-X, often known as PtX, refers to all procedures that transform renewable energy into chemical energy carriers for electricity storage, electricity-based fuels for transportation, or raw materials for the chemical industry. Power-to-X can be used, for instance, to environmentally friendly create kerosene for aviation as well as hydrogen for fuel cell automobiles. Chemical energy carriers which are produced with renewable emit almost no emissions. They are a viable solution for long-term energy storage and provide for a connection between the transportation, petrol, and electricity industries because they are simple and effective to store. There are differences between power-to-X, power-to-gas, power-to-liquid, and power-to-heat depending on the application.

  • What is Power-to-Liquid?

    Power-to-liquid (PTL) is a technology that converts renewable electricity, typically from solar or wind power, into liquid fuels that can be used for transportation or other energy applications. PTL involves the production of synthetic hydrocarbons such as methanol or dimethyl ether (DME) through a process known as carbon capture and utilization (CCU). This process involves the capture of carbon dioxide emissions, which are then combined with hydrogen produced from electrolysis to create the synthetic hydrocarbon fuels.

  • What is Power-to-Gas?

    Power-to-gas is a process of converting excess electrical energy from renewable sources, such as wind or solar power, into a gaseous energy carrier, such as hydrogen or methane. This can be accomplished by using electrolysis to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen, or by reacting carbon dioxide with hydrogen to create methane. The resulting gas can then be stored and transported through existing gas pipelines or used as a fuel for vehicles, heating systems, or electricity generation.

  • What is Power-to-Heat?

    Power-to-heat is a process of converting excess electricity, typically from renewable sources, into thermal energy or heat. This can be accomplished through various methods, such as electric resistance heating, heat pumps, or thermal storage systems. Power-to-heat is primarily used for heating buildings or industrial processes and can provide an efficient way of utilizing excess renewable electricity, which may otherwise be curtailed.

  • What is Power-to-Ammonia?

    Power-to-ammonia is a process of converting renewable energy, typically in the form of electricity, into ammonia through a process known as Haber-Bosch synthesis. This involves combining nitrogen from the air with hydrogen, which can be produced via electrolysis using renewable electricity. The resulting ammonia can be stored and transported as a clean energy carrier that can be used as a fuel for transportation, as well as in fertilizer production, chemical synthesis, and other industrial applications.

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