Integrated impact assessment
WP7 subsumes all information and results elaborated by the other work packages to design implementation scenarios of the Power2Hype technology, including process simulation, roll-out-scenarios and their techno-economic, ecological and societal impacts.
WP7 runs for most of the project, from M6 to M48. It focuses on the final design, implementation, and holistic assessment of electrochemical H2O2 production, including its environmental impact, production cost, overall potential impact, social acceptance, and barriers to implementation. This is done by gathering and channelling information and results from all other WPs into simulations, followed by techno-economic and ecological assessments (life cycle assessments) for specific use-cases, as well as a qualitative social and regulatory assessment.
Four partners are leading the four tasks of WP7, namely: Solvay, TRSA, IRIS besides EI-JKU. However, all consortium partner directly or indirectly contribute WP7.
Solvay and the other WP partners are responsible for the development of reference cases and scale-up implementation scenarios. These serve as input for the following tasks lead by EI-JKU, which focus on the technoeconomic feasibility (such as CAPEX, OPEX, cost learning curves) and expected ecological impacts (e.g., GHG emissions, resource depletion, energy demands). In another task, the Energieinstitut, supported by all project partners, will identify potential barriers for future implementation based on a multi-criteria model and assess them with regard to relevant stakeholders.
Each Task has its own deliverable, of which two are going to be public, namely the life cycle assessment report and a policy brief, summarizing relevant interest groups, identified barriers and potentials of a Power2Hype technology roll-out in Europe from a holistic perspective.
WP7 is a horizontal WP, connecting all other WPs. It subsumes the challenges and opportunities of the Power2Hype technology, enabling the consortium, the research community, decision and policy makers to foster the further technological development of a socially and ecologically beneficial and techno-economically feasible rollout of sustainable, renewable electrochemical H2O2 production in Europe.
The work acts as a compass guiding the way towards an economic, socially and ecologically beneficial Power2Hype technology roll-out in Europe.