The use of green electricity for Power-to-X (PtX) processes is essential in the replacement of fossil fuel consumption in various sectors such as heavy-duty vehicles, shipping, aviation, and industry to tackle global climate challenges. PtX involves converting green electricity into hydrogen or other PtX products based on hydrogen, such as methanol and ammonia, which are the targeted fuels in this project. However, it is important to thoroughly understand the safety concerns associated with potential accidents in order to address them. Thus, the primary objective of this project is to investigate the safety aspects of hydrogen, ammonia, and methanol, with a focus on flame length and behavior, overpressures, and other phenomena associated with jet fire and explosions.
The Burn Stuff project has two phases, with the first phase focusing on small-scale experiments to provide valuable insights on the fundamentals of hydrogen and methanol safety. The second phase will focus on medium-scale fire and explosion experiments and disseminate the results within the industry to fill the knowledge gap of safety. The project was begun on September 2022.