In March this year, two cars and a heavy truck of China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group successfully hit the road in the port of Aalborg in northwest Denmark using green
electrolytic methanol fuel produced by the "electricity multi-conversion" technology.
What is "electric power multi-conversion"? "Power-to-X" (PtX for short) refers to the generation of hydrogen energy by electrolysis of renewable energy sources such as
wind energy and solar energy, which are difficult to store, and then converted into hydrogen energy with higher unit energy efficiency. And green methanol that is easier
to store and transport.
Danish Minister of Transport Bramson participated in the test ride of Geely's methanol fuel vehicles on the same day, and called on all parties to give more support to the
innovation and development of renewable energy technologies including PtX. Bramson said that the development of renewable energy is not a matter of one country, but
the future of the entire world, so "it is crucial that we cooperate and share more in this field, which is related to the well-being of future generations".
The Danish Parliament officially included PtX in the national development strategy in March this year, and allocated 1.25 billion Danish kroner (about 1.18 billion yuan) for
this purpose to accelerate the process of PtX and provide green fuel for domestic and foreign air, sea and land transportation .
Denmark has significant advantages in developing PtX. First, abundant wind resources and the massive expansion of offshore wind power in the next few years have created
favorable conditions for the production of green fuels in Denmark.
Secondly, the PtX industry chain is huge, including for example wind turbine manufacturers, electrolysis plants, hydrogen infrastructure suppliers and so on. The Danish
local companies already occupy an important position in the entire value chain. There are about 70 companies in Denmark that are engaged in PtX-related work, involving
project development, research, consulting, as well as equipment production, operation and maintenance. After years of development in the field of wind energy and green
energy, these companies have a relatively mature operation mode.
In addition, the favorable conditions and environment for research and development in Denmark have paved the way for the introduction of innovative solutions to the
Based on the above development advantages and the great emission reduction effect of PtX, Denmark has included the development of PtX into its national development
strategy in 2021, and released the "Power-to-X Development Strategy for Diversified Electricity Conversion".
The strategy clarifies the basic principles and roadmap for the development of PtX: First, it must contribute to the emission reduction targets set in Denmark's "Climate Act",
that is, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Second,the regulatory framework and facilities must be in place to take
full advantage of the country’s advantages and ensure the long-term operation of PtX-related industries under market conditions. The government will launch an all-round
review related to hydrogen, create national hydrogen market regulations, and will also analyze the role and tasks played by Danish ports as green transportation hubs; the
third is to improve the integration of the domestic energy system with PtX; the fourth is to improve Denmark Export competitiveness of PtX products and technologies.
This strategy shows the determination of the Danish government to vigorously develop PtX, not only to further expand the scale and increase technology development to
realize the industrialization of PtX, but also to introduce corresponding laws and regulations to provide policy support.
In addition, in order to enhance and develop investment in PtX, the Danish government will also create financing opportunities for major demonstration projects such as
the PtX plant, build hydrogen infrastructure in Denmark, and eventually export hydrogen energy to other European countries.