How PtX works
Power-to-X – how does it work? First, renewable electricity is generated from solar, wind or hydro power. Then, hydrogen is produced from water with an electrolyser. Carbon dioxide or nitrogen are then used to transform the hydrogen into either a gas, a liquid or a solid substance to serve as fuels or other chemicals. This process is called Power-to-X. X stands for gases like methane and ammonia (Power-to-Gas) or liquid fuels like diesel, gasoline (petrol) and kerosene (Power-to-Liquid), or solid synthetic fuels (Power-to-Solid).
The conversion of renewable energy into synthetic fuels and other chemicals will finally allow the use of green energy for maritime transport and aviation as well as the chemical, fertiliser, steel and cement industry.
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