Electricity as a Raw Material
The »new raw materials« on which electrochemistry is based are sustainably supplied carbon and renewable energies. Electrochemical processes tap these raw materials for the chemical industry and convert them into products that thus have a green footprint. Electrochemical processes thus close the gap between the energy system and chemical production.
Model-Based Decision Support for Sustainable Processes
Fraunhofer ITWM develops software tools for model-based decision support that enables more cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable designs and operations of electrochemical processes. Interactive decision support is used to visualize the results and to control the electrochemical processes depending on various target variables and input parameters, such as the electricity costs or the desired product qualities and quantities.