What is Power-to-X?

In December 2019, Denmark got a new climate law, with the ambition to reduce CO2 emissions by 70 percent in 2030 compared to 1990. The ultimate goal is climate neutrality in 2050 as a result of the Paris Agreement, which was concluded by the 196 member states in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

In order to achieve the ambitious goal, it requires the use of known technologies in a new way, especially in the field of sector coupling and energy storage.

Power-to-X is a term for utilizing electricity from renewable energy sources from e.g., wind turbines to produce hydrogen, which can be converted into other useful products by adding CO2 or Nitrogen e.g., methanol and ammonia. It can be stored and distributed for various purposes such as heating, transportation and industrial processes.

Power-to-X is an obvious solution for sector coupling by producing fuels for the transport sector, heat for district heating and to store energy (hydrogen and electrofuels can be stored for a long time).

The European Commission points to Power-to-X as part of its commitment to greenhouse gas neutrality in 2050 and as something that will play a key technological role throughout the green transition.

Hydrogen Valley has more than 15 years of experience in bringing Power-to-X from idea to action in the form of projects and activities. Take a look at our projects and see how we realize Power-to-X together with a large number of partners and knowledge-intensive institutions.