The climate issue requires other chemical pathways. Plasma, for instance. Together with electrical cracking, a plasma reactor could soon provide a double blow. Methane from the cracking process is then no longer burned, but converted into additional chemical building blocks. On 5 June, the Electro Trail Europe starts at Brightsite’s plasma laboratory at Chemelot.
Currently, much attention is focused on green hydrogen, or the electrolysis of water creating hydrogen and oxygen. According to project manager Hans Linden (TNO/Brightsite) and professor Gerard van Rooij (Maastricht University), it is very questionable whether this is an effective way to use our – for the time being – scarce green generated electricity in the Netherlands.