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Power-to-X & Waste-to-X

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Power-to-X

Energy production methods do not longer rely on fossil fuels. Solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, even nuclear are already in use and they generate electricity. Electricity has been discovered in faraway 1700s, but it is yet again our future. We all have heard about electricity storage challenges. Experts suggest that Power-to-X could provide the sector an extra agility. Check out the article to see what that “X” could be and what role the “Power-to-X” could play in the future of the electric utility companies. Read more at Forbes, Online 2018.

Is the Nordics next Silicon Valley of sustainability? Many Nordic companies are more advanced in their decarbonization initiatives compared to their industry fellows. Global value pools could emerge if Nordics Power-to-X industry leaders would start playing offense - develop knowledge and solutions to help the rest of the world decarbonize rather than focusing defensively on internal decarbonization challenges. How would this trend benefit Nordic corporate landscape and what are the 11 high-potential value pools for opportunists to explore? Read more at McKinsey & Company, Online 2022.

Flying with zero emission is neither a dream, nor an empty promise. This future is near but will require a mix of sustainable aviation fuels production technologies such as hydrotreated easters and fatty acids (HEFA), alcohol-to-jet, gasification plus Fischer-Tropsch and other novel technologies. Though Power-to-Liquid (PtL) fuel could be a leading solution. McKinsey’s report makes the case for using PtL fuel to reduce aviation emissions, describes strategies for overcoming technical and operational challenges, and outlines actions that could help scale PtL fuel regionally and globally. Read more at McKinsey & Company, Online 2022.


Waste-to-X

Most of 2 billion tons of solid municipal waste, produced annually on the global scale, is taking up space in landfills. World Bank predicts the worsening of the problem by 70 % by 2050. Luckily there are technologies turning this liability into an energy asset. Currently Asia-Pacific is dominating the market of Waste-to-Energy (WtE) technologies. European region is also on the rise. Turkish largest egg producer converts chicken manure into electricity and hot water. Italian steel plant captures residual heat from the manufacturing processes and provides power and heat to the local city. Interesting what other innovative projects can come out of the alternative waste management? Read more at Forbes, Online 2019.