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09. May 2018, Methanation plant in Falkenhagen opens

As part of the STORE&GO research project the Inauguration event of the methanation plant in Falkenhagen was held on May 9th.

While the current facility feeds pure hydrogen (so-called “WindGas”) directly into the gas grid, the new methanation plant provides for the generation of “green” methane. In this second stage, hydrogen from regenerative energy sources is converted into methane (CH4), i.e. synthetic natural gas, using CO2 from a bio-ethanol plant.

This milestone project was celebrated together with about 150 stakeholders and was opened by a few greeting words from Dr. Ing. Axel Wietfeld (Managing Director of Uniper Energy Storage GmbH). The greeting then disembogued in a series of speeches started by Dr. Ing. Ehler (EPP/CDU, European Parliament member for Brandenburg), Jochen Homann (President of the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways), Frank Gröschl (Head of Technology and Innovation Management at the DVGW German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water), Eckhardt Rümmler (Chief Operating Officer of Uniper SE), Helmut Knauthe (Chief Technology Officer of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG) followed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kolb (KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) about the necessity of such technology hubs like in Falkenhagen to be able to demonstrate the potential of CO2-neutral gas produced through the power-to-gas technology and therefore the decisive contribution to achieving Europe’s de-carbonization and energy goals.

In summary, the event was a great success and milestone for the STORE&GO project, as well as for the entire gas industry.

Atmostat

ATMOSTAT

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Climeworks

Commune di Troia

Commune di Troia

DBI-GUT

DBI-GUT

ÈCOLE POYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE

EPFL

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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

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French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e. V.

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DVGW e. V.

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HanzeResearch

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Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

(HSR) Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

HySyTech

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IREN

IREN

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

KIT

Polito

Polito

Regio Energie Solothurn

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The Swiss Association of Gas and Water

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thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp

Uniper

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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.