Opportunities and barriers for implementation of Power-to-X technologies in the West Sweden Chemicals and Materials Cluster´s process industries
The interest for industrial electrification is currently increasing rapidly as it has been identified as one important strategy for achieving climate neutrality. Recently, the chemical industry in the Swedish region Västra Götaland has also shown an increasing interest for P2X, and the initiative Klimatledande processindustri (KPI) (in eng. Climate smart industry), coordinated by the West Sweden Chemicals and Materials Cluster, has identified P2X as a prioritized R&D area.
The purpose of this project was to identify opportunities and barriers for the introduction of P2X technologies in the process industries of the West Sweden Chemicals and
Materials Cluster, with emphasis on the chemical and refinery industry in Västra Götaland and Södra´s pulp mill in Värö, Halland. The mapping was carried out for current conditions and markets (electricity, heat) as well as future scenarios, and the results provide a basis for a regional road map for industrial electrification in the region. Another aim of the project was to identify priority areas for continued development and innovation within the framework of the KPI initiative