How the Kopernikus projects answer the most frequently asked questions

The FAQs of the Copernicus Projects provide a deeper insight into the topics on which the Copernicus Projects are researching. They answer everything you need to know to be able to have your say. The questions and answers on the topics of Power-to-X and energy flexibilization were created and reviewed by the scientists of the Copernicus Projects.

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The most frequently aked questions about energy flexibilization

Das Foto zeigt Elektrolyse-Öfen der Firma Trimet.
SynErgy partner TRIMET, among others, demonstrates what is possible with energy flexibilization: The company can increase or decrease its power consumption by 22.5 megawatts for up to two days. This corresponds to the output of about 25,000 three-person households. Photo: TRIMET

The FAQ on energy flexibilization answer the following questions: How does flexibility affect the efficiency of a company? How does it affect the life expectancy of production machinery? Are there industrial processes that can be made more flexible in every company? What possibilities are there to offer flexibility as a service and on the markets? Is flexibility worthwhile even for companies that are not exempt from the EEG levy?

The most frequently asked questions about Power-to-X

Das Foto zeigt eine Luft-zu-Kraftstoffanlage auf dem Gelände des KIT in Karlsruhe.
One of several possible applications of Power-to-X: Power-to-fuel. The world's first integrated air-to-fuel system can be seen here at KIT in Karlsruhe. Photo: P2X/KIT

The Power-to-X FAQ provide answers to the following questions: Why Power-to-X? How efficient is Power-to-X? Why is Germany researching Power-to-X, even though it will not have any surplus power? If hydrogen is to be produced in Africa with Power-to-X - where will the water come from?