Industrie Studies


Project overview

The project focuses on assessing the feasibility of establishing a 2MWth Iron Fuel production pilot plant at Industriepark Kleefse Waard (IPKW). Iron Fuel Technology  involves generating high-temperature heat by burning iron fuel in a boiler installation. The residual rust is captured and can be converted back into iron fuel using hydrogen. The goal is to demonstrate the reliability of this technology through a pilot study before proceeding to commercial adoption. The project aligns with the goals of reducing CO₂ emissions effectively by 2030, particularly in the industrial heat sector.

Key activities

Within this project, several key activities will be undertaken:
Understanding all conditions and requirements at the location, including potential suppliers and their terms.
Validating theoretical assumptions related to the production system’s feasibility and costs, considering CAPEX, OPEX, and overall business case.
Developing detailed drawings specific to IPKW and gathering input from suppliers, experts, and stakeholders.
Estimating costs (CAPEX & OPEX) for the proposed pilot at IPKW with a maximum error margin of 20%.
Assessing revenue potential and resulting business case for the pilot plant.
Determining the value proposition, market potential, and creating a development plan for the production systems.

Expected outcomes

• An investment decision for the pilot based on a detailed design, cost estimates, and a business case.
Analysis of all relevant conditions, requirements, and constraints for the pilot plant.
• Development of an operational plan and value proposition for an Iron Fuel production system.
• Facilitation of practical implementation by commercial partners.
• Positive feasibility study outcome contributing to the broader development of Iron Fuel technology and its community.
• Potential for further applications and strengthening the competitiveness of the technology and the Dutch industry.

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