Press Releases & Media
#3 – Easy! Power to Gas in Falkenhagen (DE)
#2 – Ground-Breaking in Falkenhagen, Germany
Windgas for the energy transition: Uniper lays cornerstone for methanation plant
Flakenhagen, July 06, 2017 - The successfully tested power-to-gas plant in Falkenhagen is entering its next phase with the expansion of a methanation plant. The current plant already has the capability to feed small amounts of pure hydrogen (so-called "WindGas") directly into the natural gas network. The new methanation plant will additionally be able to convert hydrogen into methane using CO2. This methane is synthetic natural gas, which can be transported from reservoirs and pipelines in unlimited amounts and stored in the existing natural gas infrastructure. In this way, it enables the storage of large amounts of energy that can be used in various sectors e.g. in the heating market, in industry, in mobility and in power generation, anywhere and at any time. It can also be used as backup whenever solar and wind power is not available in the necessary amounts. The plant is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.
#1 - STORE&GO Project kick-off in Karlsruhe
Innovative 28 million € project STORE&GO started to show large-scale energy storage by Power-to-Gas is already possible today
Karlsruhe, March 18, 2016 – Our future energy systems will be based on intermittent renewable energy sources. These systems will need large scale energy storage in order to ensure the security of supply. Chemical energy carriers provide the highest energy density and especially gas provides the highest existing storage capacity as well, so it seems obvious to use surplus of renewable energies for the creation of synthetic natural gas (SNG) by Power-to-Gas technologies. While the technical feasibility has been shown in several research projects, the new Horizon 2020 project STORE&GO aims to bring the technology to a level to be integrated in the daily operation of European energy grids.