Our Vision

 

PACT 2030© – Partners Accelerated Carbon Transition

Is an initiative which has a joint vision regarding the Energy Transition based on key technology integration, full carbon circularity, negative emissions and collaboration across sectors.

We believe that already today we have enough technologies at hand to address the Energy Transition and if we start now, together we can have the foundation in place by 2030 to meet the Paris 2050 goals.

Our purpose convey this vision widely and to connect as many partners and technologies in order to build a coalition to accelerate the Energy Transition.

 

In more detail PACT 2030© believes that the Energy Transition:

  1. Can still be based on Hydro-Carbon use, and can be delivered without a full exit of H/C fuels;
  2. Must be based on the integration of Hydrogen-, Biomass, and Carbon economies;
  3. Should be centered around full Carbon circularity, closing the carbon loop by utilizing and fully recycling carbons, plastics and CO2 rather than banning them;
  4. Should focus on collaboration and partnering across industries, institutes and technologies;
  5. We need to act now, accelerating change to get the basics in place by 2030 since technologies are available. Not passing on our responsibility to next generations;
  6. The Netherlands houses an ideal seeding place to become a Leading Delta for this Energy Transition

Leading the energy transition through
 
integration, circularity, and collaboration

Schematic overview PACT2030

Key technologies PACT2030

Description 11 Key technologies to enable this vision

# Technologie Product
1 Renewable power

Wind and Solar to generate electricity at Giga Watt scale

2 Electrification: Power-to-X (P2X)

Electrochemical conversion for energy storage, chemicals, transport and reconversion pathways.
Also to utilize surplus electric power (flex), as renewable resources typically fluctuate.

3 Electrolyser Fuel Cell, “Power to Gas”

Producing green Hydrogen thru SOEC, rSOC for Ammonia, Chlorine, formic acid, etc. from electricity

4 Bio-refinery

Recycle bio-waste into Advanced Biofuel, lignocellulosic ethanol for fuels and lignin for power

5 Mechanical Recycling

‘First line of defence’, reuse of plastic waste directly into production process, like PE and PET

6 Chemical recycling

‘Second line of defence’, recycling plastics back to virgin materials

7 Hydro-Pyrolysis

‘Third line of defence’, carbon recycling of biomass/lignin residues into green fuel and gas for power

8 CCU

“Carbon Capture and Utilisation” is capturing CO2 from point source emissions like bio-ethanol and digesters, reformers, but also from flue gases of remaining traditional high temperature heating, combustion/incineration processes to recycle into various chemicals, plastics, minerals and fuels i.e. methanol.

9 Green Methanol to
MTO & MTG

Green CCU methanol production from green Hydrogen and recycled CO2 as “platform chemical” can replace crude oil and natural gas, while methanol can be the feed for Methanol to  Green Gasoline fuels and Methanol to  Green Olefins for Green Polymers, PE/PP plastics. So important link between Hydrogen and Circular Carbon economies.

10 Fuel cells

Fuel cells generate power much more efficient than combustion engines, and without particulate matter PM nor NOx emissions in automotive. Also for transition to green gas/hydrogen use in domestic heating systems from existing gas grids, and in larger power plants. With advanced biofuels SOFC generate near zero nett CO2 emissions, or even negative CO2 emissions when CO2 is recycled.

11 CCS/mineralisation

“Carbon Capture Storage” is capturing CO2 and store it in construction materials (mineral, concrete and cement). Off-shore CCS storage from traditional industrial processes should be the last resort since it is costly and valuable purified CO2 is stored permanently (end-of-pipe solution).

 

Description 11 Key technologies to enable this vision

  1. Renewable power
    Wind and Solar to generate electricity at Giga Watt scale
  2. Electrification: Power-to-X (P2X)
    Electrochemical conversion for energy storage, chemicals, transport and reconversion pathways.
    Also to utilize surplus electric power (flex), as renewable resources typically fluctuate.
  3. Electrolyser Fuel Cell, “Power to Gas”
    Producing green Hydrogen thru SOEC, rSOC for Ammonia, Chlorine, formic acid, etc. from electricity
  4. Bio-refinery
    Recycle bio-waste into Advanced Biofuel, lignocellulosic ethanol for fuels and lignin for power
  5. Mechanical Recycling
    ‘First line of defence’, reuse of plastic waste directly into production process, like PE and PET
  6. Chemical recycling
    ‘Second line of defence’, recycling plastics back to virgin materials
  7. Hydro-Pyrolysis
    ‘Third line of defence’, carbon recycling of biomass/lignin residues into green fuel and gas for power
  8. CCU
    “Carbon Capture and Utilisation” is capturing CO2 from point source emissions like bio-ethanol and digesters, reformers, but also from flue gases of remaining traditional high temperature heating, combustion/incineration processes to recycle into various chemicals, plastics, minerals and fuels i.e. methanol.
  9. Green Methanol to MTO & MTG
    Green CCU methanol production from green Hydrogen and recycled CO2 as “platform chemical” can replace crude oil and natural gas, while methanol can be the feed for Methanol to  Green Gasoline fuels and Methanol to  Green Olefins for Green Polymers, PE/PP plastics. So important link between Hydrogen and Circular Carbon economies.
  10. Fuel cells
    Fuel cells generate power much more efficient than combustion engines, and without particulate matter PM nor NOx emissions in automotive. Also for transition to green gas/hydrogen use in domestic heating systems from existing gas grids, and in larger power plants. With advanced biofuels SOFC generate near zero nett CO2 emissions, or even negative CO2 emissions when CO2 is recycled.
  11. CCS/mineralisation
    “Carbon Capture Storage” is capturing CO2 and store it in construction materials (mineral, concrete and cement). Off-shore CCS storage from traditional industrial processes should be the last resort since it is costly and valuable purified CO2 is stored permanently (end-of-pipe solution).