The Power2Hype consortium is a multidisciplinary and well-structured partnership consisting of 11 legal entities located in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, and Portugal. These partners cover the whole value chain of H2O2 production, including key components development and production up to the construction and operation of H2O2 plants.
The complementarity of partners’ skills will ensure the upraising of Power2Hype technology from TRL3 up to TRL6 within the project timeline. These key industrial partners will lead to further steps toward industrialization and commercialization beyond the end of the project.
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The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB develops and optimises processes, technologies, and products for health, sustainable chemistry as well as the environment and climate protection. In doing so, we rely on the unique combination of expertise in biology and the engineering sciences to contribute to human welfare, a sustainable economy, and an intact environment with the systems approach of bioeconomy as well as bioinspired, bio-integrated, and bio-intelligent solutions. Fraunhofer IGB is one of 76 institutes and research units of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the world’s leading applied research organisation. Fraunhofer IGB is the coordinator of Power2Hype. Scientifically, Fraunhofer IGB concentrates on the development of H2O2 synthesis through water oxidation reaction (WOR, anodic half-cell reaction of the Power2Hype process) and on the integration of WOR with oxygen reduction reaction (ORR, cathodic half-cell reaction) in a paired electrolysis process.
LOBA is the first customer experience agency in Portugal, established in 2000, composed by a successful team from marketers to designers to developers. The European Projects Department leverages from LOBA’s competence and experience in marketing and communication, to provide branding and project identity, marketing activities, dissemination and exploitation of results, communication activities, design and production of promotional material and merchandising, social media management, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing) management, and PR management. In Power2Hype, LOBA will be in charge of developing the strategy for the project communication activities, creating the project visual identity, designing and producing the project communication materials, creating and managing the website, as well as the project social media profiles launching the newsletters, press releases and interacting with the media to promote the project and its findings, and managing the participation in events.
Técnicas Reunidas (TR) is an international general contractor, engaged in engineering, design, and construction of industrial facilities for a broad spectrum of customers throughout the world. Most of its business is concentrated on large turnkey industrial projects, although it also provides engineering, management, start-up, and operating services for industrial plants. TR Division of Proprietary Technology Development undertakes industrial plants based on in-house developed technologies and processes for its clients. TR has know-how in cell and stack design, including fluid dynamics studies, the development of zinc-air batteries, as well as in the engineering of pilot plants around that technology. In Power2Hype, TR will contribute to the optimization of the electrochemical cell and stack efficiency through the management of process fluids, assessment of the physicochemical properties of the materials, simulation of the fluid dynamics, and to scale-up and testing.
IRIS is an Advanced Engineering company specialised in Real-Time Monitoring solutions based on Photonics-based Process Analytical Technology (PAT) systems and Industrial Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning and Deep Learning) for data-driven process efficiencies and quality standardisation in the Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Bio-based and other process industries. We also develop Digital Twins, as well as AI-enabled Cloud Platforms for digitising, and connecting value chains. The role of IRIS within the Power2Hype project will be linked to the digitalization of the new H2O2 electrochemical conversion process. IRIS will gather large amounts of data from sensors installed in the process and will use this data to develop a Digital Twin of the physical pilot, aiming for real-time monitoring and control of the process. This work will allow studying the requirements for the further scale-up of the process.
The Energieinstitut an der JKU Linz is a non-university research institution with a multidisciplinary structure. The team deals with further development of an energy system that positively influences living, economic and environmental spaces, strengthens European economies, and reduces fossil energy sources as far as possible. The inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation of the institute's three departments – energy economics, energy law, and energy technology – enables a comprehensive, and interdisciplinary holistic analysis of the (future) topic of energy. In Power2Hype, the Energieinstitut is responsible for the technology impact assessment in WP7, including techno-economic, ecological, and societal aspects.
SGL Carbon is a technology-based and global leader in the development and manufacture of carbon-based solutions. Our materials and products made from speciality graphite, carbon fibres, and composites serve many industries that are shaping the trends of the future: climate-friendly mobility, semiconductor technology, LED, solar and wind energy, and the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries. We also develop solutions for the chemical sector and numerous industrial applications that are both forward-looking and reliable. We are driven to grow with products and technologies that benefit society and reduce environmental impact. With around 4,700 employees at 29 sites in Europe, North America, and Asia, we generated sales of over 1.1 billion euros in fiscal 2022.
The group for ultra-hard coatings at the Chair of Materials Science and Engineering for Metals (WTM) of the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) investigates PVD and CVD coatings, with a special focus on crystalline CVD-Diamond layers. We have over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, developing, and characterising Boron-doped diamond electrodes. Properties like crystallinity, doping level, and electrochemical activity are adjusted to excel at different electrochemical processes, be it water treatment, production of peroxo compounds or other chemicals. To this end, we also design and build our own coating machines, realising an upscaling of the coated surface. Our analysis techniques are based on (but not limited to) SEM, Raman, CV, IC, XRD, EBSD, GDOES and TEM. In Power2Hype we are active in WP 2, 3 and 4, working on the development of lower cost BDD electrodes, advanced BDD-metal-catalyst materials, and the cell design and integration.
DiaCCon is a globally leading company in the field of CVD diamond coating. We specialise in the high-quality diamond coating of mechanical seals/bearings, and the production of diamond electrodes with long-term stability.
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Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. We bond with customers and partners to address today’s and tomorrow’s megatrends. As a global leader in Materials, Chemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, societal, and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to a safer, cleaner, and more sustainable future. Solvay's green hydrogen platform launched in 2021 brings together all the innovative material and chemical solutions the Group has to offer to advance the emerging green hydrogen economy. At the heart of the platform is Solvay’s membrane technology (ion conducting polymers), which constitutes a critical component in the electrochemical processes. Solvay is a market leader in hydrogen peroxide, both in market share and technology. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is used mainly by the paper industry to bleach pulp and as an intermediate for the production of chemicals, such as propylene oxide and caprolactam. Its properties are also of interest in a number of other applications, such as electronics, food, disinfection, mining, and the environment. Solvay Peroxides’ advanced production process includes three HPPO mega plants, based on Solvay technology and operated with Joint Venture partners. Innovation capacity and agility are two of GBU Peroxides’ strengths, aiming to lead technological and process innovation.
Biobased Chemistry & Technology (BCT) is a research group at Wageningen University that aims to expand the potential of global resources, BCT enables the transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy by developing efficient and sustainable (catalytic) conversion processes and sustainable materials. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research (WFBR), is a research institute at Wageningen Research that develops insights and technologies to support companies, governments and other research institutes to achieve a sustainable and circular economy. WFBR has been involved in the creation and production of chemicals and materials that use biomass and renewable sources instead of fossil resources. Within Power2Hype, WUR will be responsible for the production of the cathode's metal-free electrocatalyst. Moreover, WUR will also study the effect of the different oxygen groups in the surface of carbon catalysts for the electrocatalytic production of H2O2.
At SolvGE, we are producing the world’s first Electrified and safe Hydrogen Peroxide Concentrator. Our team has developed a novel patented technology that allows for a safer production of H2O2 at any required concentration, when and where you need it. All this is achieved with extreme safety measures so that you can focus on what matters: working with high concentration of H2O2. Through a revolutionary passive process, the concentrator can produce any output up to 99.5%+; all this while adhering to the highest standards for purity! SolvGE and the project consortium are together developing a sustainable electrochemical route of Hydrogen Peroxide production and concentration. SolvGE's role in this project is to develop an H2O2 concentration machine that will take the input feedstock of 10% concentrated H2O2 from the H2O2 production unit developed by other involved partners of the project and convert it to higher concentrations up to 70%+ to demonstrate its applicability for the wide range of H2O2 market application. It will allow on-demand and on-site capabilities of production and concentration of H2O2 above 70%+, serving multiple industrial applications, including Green Space Propellants.