The H&R site in Salzbergen. Image: copyright H&R KGaA
CCU P2C Salzbergen
In the Emsland region, the CCU P2C Salzbergen real laboratory will test how the capture of climate-damagingCO2 can accelerate the decarbonisation of industry. The CCU (Carbon Capture and Utilisation) and P2C (Power to Chemicals) processes will be used to tap previously unused carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide for various sectors. In this way, carbon can be repeatedly utilised as a raw material, e.g. in the field of fuels or special chemicals. In the Emsland region, carbon emitted by the Salzbergen waste incineration plant is to be converted into synthetic methane on an industrial scale and fed into the existing natural gas grid - using green hydrogen. In two refineries, the waste productCO2 is also to be used for the production of special chemicals by means of green hydrogen.
H&R Chemisch Pharmazeutischen Spezialitäten GmbH wants to make climate-damaging carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) usable as raw materials in the CCU P2C Salzbergen project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection as a "real laboratory of the energy transition". To this end, the carbon monoxide emitted by the Salzbergen waste incineration plant is to be converted into synthetic methane by CCU (Carbon Capture and Utilisation) using green hydrogen. After methanation, the synthetic methane will eventually be fed into the existing natural gas grid.
In addition to the methanisation of carbon from the Salzbergen waste incineration plant, H&R also wants to decarbonise its own production processes at two refineries. To this end,CO2 from production processes is to be made usable and used, for example, in the production of special chemicals. This process, called P2C "Power to Chemicals", also uses green hydrogen produced by means of renewable energies. Power to Chemicals" enables residue processing and recycling of climate-damaging carbon dioxide.
The Clausthal University of Technology is responsible for the accompanying scientific research.
The H&R GmbH & Co. KGaA is a specialty chemicals company that has been active in the development and production of crude oil-based chemical-pharmaceutical speciality products since 1919. The company has around 1,600 employees
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The Clausthal University of Technology in Lower Saxony has around 4,000 students and, together with the business-oriented research institute CUTEC to support Germany's transformation process towards a sustainable industry.
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