Incubator Sustainable Electrochemical Value Chains (iNEW 2.0)

For the successful transition of the Rhenish lignite mining area (Rheinisches Revier) to a future region for sustainable business, the regional energy-intensive industries need low-emission and sustainable solutions. The iNEW 2.0 project focuses on the research and development of novel and efficient electrolysis processes for application in sustainable power-to-X (P2X) value chains. In addition to the technical development, a comprehensive environmental assessment (Life Cycle Assessment LCA) of these value chains is carried out, so that the process developers receive feedback on possible restrictions (e.g. resource bottlenecks of critical materials, hot-spots with regard to energy and material consumption or emissions) at an early stage in order to develop alternatives during the process development. Within the project, STE focuses on the LCA of Power-to-Ammonia value chains with N2 electrolysis. Methodologically, the focus is on the prospective assessment of these chains.

Project Duration
July 2021 to June 2024

Funded by
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project Partners
RWTH Aachen mit den Instituten LTT, AVT.CVT, IAC, GFE
Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
Siemens Energy

Project Manager IEK-STE
Dr.-Ing. Petra Zapp

will follow

Dr. Petra Zapp
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute of Energy and Climate Research
Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)

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Last Modified: 10.01.2023