Demonstration Sites

In STORE&GO complementary technological, economic and societal aspects of power-to-gas with an innovation focus in methanation technologies will be implemented and tested by established private enterprises on three demonstration sites in Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Characteristics of the three demonstration sites

Demonstration site Falkenhagen/Germany Demonstration site Solothurn/Switzerland Demonstration site Puglia/Italy
Representative region with respect to typical generation of RES Rural area in the North East of Germany with high wind power production and low overall electricity consumption Municipal area in the Alps region with considerable RES from PV and hydro production Rural are in the Mediterranean area with high PV capacities, considerable wind power production, low overall electricity consumption
Connection to the electricity grid Transmission grid Municipal distribution grid Regional distribution grid
Connection to the gas grid Long distance transport grid Municipal distribution grid Regional distribution grid
Plant size (in relation to the el. power input) 1 MW 700 kW 200 kW
Methanation technology to be demonstrated Isothermal catalytic honeycomb/structured wall reactors Biological methanation Modular milli-structured catalytic methanation reactors
CO2 source Biogas or bioethanol plant Waste water treatment plant CO2 from atmosphere
Heat integration possibilities Veneer mill District heating CO2 enrichment, H2 storage
Existing facilities and infrastructure 2 MW alkaline electrolyser, hydrogen injection plant 350 KW PEM electrolyser, hydrogen injection plant, district heating, CHP plant 1 MW PEM electrolyser, innovative metal hydride hydrogen storage

Atmostat

ATMOSTAT

Climeworks

Climeworks

Commune di Troia

Commune di Troia

DBI-GUT

DBI-GUT

ÈCOLE POYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE

EPFL

Electrochaea

Electrochaea

EMPA

EMPA

Energieinstitut (EIL)

Energieinstitut (EIL)

Energy Delta Institute

Energy Delta Institute

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands

Energy Valley Foundation

Energy Valley

Engineering

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e. V.

gwi

DVGW e. V.

DVGW

HanzeResearch

Hanze

Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

(HSR) Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

HySyTech

hysytech

IREN

IREN

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

KIT

Polito

Polito

Regio Energie Solothurn

regioenergie

The Swiss Association of Gas and Water

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thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp

Uniper

uniper

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
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HORIZON 2020

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691797.