In this Fieldlab, technologies on an industrially relevant scale can be tested in a practical environment. These include techniques in the field of industrial heat, integration of green hydrogen and direct conversion of CO2, all of which make use of sustainable electricity. Think of a flywheel that can supply energy as well as capture and store it. Or a hybrid boiler, which can replace steam from natural gas with steam from renewable electricity.
The FLIE started in February 2021 from the Solution Center at the RDM shipyard and advises companies on financing and regulations and guides them through feasibility studies. The demo location – which will be operational in 2022 – is the first place in the Netherlands where industrial electrification technologies can be tested and further developed on this scale in an open innovation location, together with regional industry partners.
Plant One Rotterdam is the knowledge and innovation centre in Rotterdam-Botlek for testing and validating sustainable process technology on a semi-industrial scale. “They help parties demonstrate that their ideas are marketable. That is exactly what we stand for. Finding the right technology fit between technology suppliers and industrial end users”, according to Fieldlab director Josepha van Kollenburg.
The Fieldlab Industrial Electrification is a joint initiative of Port of Rotterdam, InnovationQuarter, TNO, Deltalinqs and FME.