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The Role of Power to X in the Energy Transition

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Carbon dioxide emissions mitigation represents one of the greatest challenges of today's society. These environmental problems urge us to find innovative solutions, exploiting renewable energies and carbon capture, storage, and utilization for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, meeting national and international commitments.

Power to X processes, the conversion of power into either chemical, fuels, liquid, (syn)gas, and hydrogen, will be instrumental in the energy transition, as they will enable to store energy from intermittent renewables as well as to produce carbon neutral fuels and chemicals. Despite their promising role, these processes are still immature and capital intensive. Process systems modeling is pivotal for ensuring their prompt scale-up and optimal integration in industry.

This Research Topic on "The role of Power to X in the energy transition" is an initiative of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering energy section, which aims to define the state of the art of power to X systems as well as to set out their cost-effective avenues of development. In this perspective, the Research Topic will include original research articles and reviews covering all aspects related to all new developments in this research area and including, but not limiting to, the following main topics:

- analysis of power to X technologies at different scale,
- power to X systems integrated to chemical processes,
- conceptual modeling and optimization of power to X processes,
- design and environmental analysis of power to X processes,
- new developments of power to X systems,
- techno-economic analysis of power to X systems,
- kinetic modelling of power to X technologies,
- conceptual design and optimal operations power to X and CCUS systems in industry,
- conceptual design and optimal operations of retrofitted power to X and CCUS systems in industry.


Keywords: Power to X, Carbon Dioxide, System Integration, Process Modeling, Process Design


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Carbon dioxide emissions mitigation represents one of the greatest challenges of today's society. These environmental problems urge us to find innovative solutions, exploiting renewable energies and carbon capture, storage, and utilization for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, meeting national and international commitments.

Power to X processes, the conversion of power into either chemical, fuels, liquid, (syn)gas, and hydrogen, will be instrumental in the energy transition, as they will enable to store energy from intermittent renewables as well as to produce carbon neutral fuels and chemicals. Despite their promising role, these processes are still immature and capital intensive. Process systems modeling is pivotal for ensuring their prompt scale-up and optimal integration in industry.

This Research Topic on "The role of Power to X in the energy transition" is an initiative of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering energy section, which aims to define the state of the art of power to X systems as well as to set out their cost-effective avenues of development. In this perspective, the Research Topic will include original research articles and reviews covering all aspects related to all new developments in this research area and including, but not limiting to, the following main topics:

- analysis of power to X technologies at different scale,
- power to X systems integrated to chemical processes,
- conceptual modeling and optimization of power to X processes,
- design and environmental analysis of power to X processes,
- new developments of power to X systems,
- techno-economic analysis of power to X systems,
- kinetic modelling of power to X technologies,
- conceptual design and optimal operations power to X and CCUS systems in industry,
- conceptual design and optimal operations of retrofitted power to X and CCUS systems in industry.


Keywords: Power to X, Carbon Dioxide, System Integration, Process Modeling, Process Design


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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15 January 2021 Abstract
31 March 2021 Manuscript

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31 March 2021 Manuscript

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