The current plant, inherited from the INGRID project, produces hydrogen that know will be combined with CO2 captured from the atmosphere to generate methane.
About 40 people (citizens, students, researchers, small and medium enterprises) attended this event, which started with welcoming the attending guests by Leonardo Cavalieri (Mayor of Troia). Massimo Bertoncini (Engineering I.I. S.p.A) and Carlo Gadaleta Caldarola (Project Manager at Apulian Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation (ARTI)) followed as speakers and praised the importance of the location Troia for the community and highlighted the importance of the demonstration plant to showcase the potential of power-to-gas. Most of the technology providers took part of the event: Philippe Bucci (Atmostat-Alcen), Genevieve Geffraye (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), Andres Saldivia (Hysytech), Alexandru Morosanu (Politecnico di Torino), Alessandro Rossi (Engineering I.I. S.p.A), Benjamin Keusch (Climeworks), Danilo Pomponio (Studio Tecnico BFP). They attended to a really interactive questions&answers section. The event was held in a theater recently renovated and subsequently, the major representatives moved to the demo site where they showed on a poster the 3D rendering of the STORE&GO plant.
The Italian demonstration site will be realized at Troia, a municipality in the region of Puglia. In this region high PV production capacities are available representing the South European RES situation. The innovative concept at this demo site consists of
- capturing of CO2 from ambient air
- modular micro-reactor based methanation concept
- a “small-scale” liquefaction to supply LNG to a dedicated cryogenic tank
- an optimized energy management able to follow a proper set of business and strategic objectives
The plant will exploit the hydrogen produced by the electrolyser inherited from the INGRID Project (http://www.ingridproject.eu/), connected to the MV power grid and able to be controlled with the aim to provide balancing services. So the plant will implement a small scale (200kW) PtG solution to convert and move surplus of renewable electricity from power grid to LNG distribution network.