Facilitating the energy transition, Clean Energy Hubs gather and link together renewable energy carriers, generation, conversion and storage.
Fully decarbonise energy, transports, industry and heating and cooling; stabilise the grid; produce clean fuels and biochemicals; improve energy efficiency and support jobs creation and economic growth. That’s the mission of Clean Energy Hubs!
Within the Clean Energy Hubs, the energy produced by renewable energy sources is processed and sent to the grid in a dispatchable and predictable way. The oversupply of energy is stored and used to produce clean fuels, thus contributing to the decarbonisation of other sectors.
Clean Energy Hubs can either be big and centralised or small and decentralised, depending on the local conditions and needs.
Electricity conversion / Energy generation
|At times of abundant electricity and when energy prices are low, Clean Energy Hubs soak up excess electricity from the grid, converting renewable electricity into heat, cold and advanced synthetic fuels. They are able to address the energy overcapacity produced by renewable energies thus stabilising the grid.|
|At times of scarce electricity and high energy prices, Clean Energy Hubs perform their back up role by generating electricity, heat and cold from a multitude of renewable sources, such as solar thermal, bioenergy and advanced synthetic fuels.|
Depending on the input, the two different scenarios (electricity conversion and energy generation) may be active at the same time.
Clean Energy for the European industry
Clean Energy Hubs will contribute to a clean European energy system with the aim to promote jobs creation, technological excellence, and exportable technologies together with environmental protection and green innovation.