Our journey towards a greener future can be supported by PtX technology contributing to a flexible and integrated energy system, where PtX is integrated into the energy system in a way that supports and works as a supplement for the existing supply sector such as electricity, gas and heating. The PtX technology makes it possible to produce energy that can replace fossil fuels in different industries that might not be that adaptable such as shipping, air traffic and agriculture.
At Eurowind Energy, we have taken significant steps into the PtX area especially through our PtX projects that are under development in our markets.
Last year, we made some significant strategic partnerships especially through Green Hydrogen Hub, Greenlab Skive and District Heating. The objective of Green Hydrogen Hub is to develop the value chain for hydrogen and energy storage networks to enable the integration of renewables. The project is progressing as planned.
Greenlab Skive is a large green energy project, where we see great opportunities for further development potential including electrolysis and batteries. The project is planned to be finished at the end of 2024.
Projects are also progressing within the district heating sector in Denmark. In Denmark, we have projects which by using heat pumps powered by green energy from our parks to produce heated water. We can use this technology in specific places in the country where we have a hybrid park close to a district heating facility, as this can support the transition of converting the district heating grid.
Energy centres create a circular system
To fully realise the potential of the PtX technology, we will develop them as energy centres where more technologies are co-placed to accomplish a range of synergies. An important synergy is the utilisation of waste heat, since several of the technologies either produce or consume large amounts of heat. Waste heat from a heat-producing process can be transported and used in a heat-consuming process, thereby creating a circular system where waste is converted to value. Energy centres can furthermore reduce the pressure on surrounding infrastructure since more power is consumed locally.
The ability to produce energy in a variety of weather scenarios will allow the energy centres to provide more full-load hours, which again makes them very competitive in the fields of storage, hydrogen and the refining of hydrogen.