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07. June 2019 Biological Methanation Plant Solothurn Injecting Gas

On June 7th, 2019 the biological methanathion plant in Switzerland Solothurn started producing green methane.

The Solothurn demo site hosts the only biological methanation reactor of the STORE&GO project. It was in the last days of May when the microorganisms in the reactor took up their work, multiplied and started producing methane. Within only a few hours, the purity of methane in the output gas reached 96%, with even higher concentrations in the days after.

6 June marked the next big achievement for the team on site, when they started injecting the produced methane into the regional gas distribution grid. After years of designing, manufacturing and testing, this is a great success for the project members, since it shows that power-to-gas can serve as a real-life component in the operation of energy systems. The team will keep optimising and monitoring the operation to compile their findings in a final report by the end of the project in February 2020.

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

svgw

thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp

Uniper

uniper

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

HORIZON 2020

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