We are very happy about the numerous associated projects in our network. The joint creation of potential synergies far beyond the scope of projects helps us to increase our own potentials.
HYDROMETHA – Development of a stationary electricity storage system via high temperature co-electrolysis and catalytic methanation
Conventional Power-to-Gas systems (storage of surplus electricity in CO2 neutral gases) operate with electrolysis of water and optionally with subsequent methanation. With the flagship project HYDROMETHA a novel, fully integrated system of CO2+H2O high-temperature co-electrolysis (Co-SOEC) and catalytic methanation will be developed. The interconnection of these processes, as well as component and operational optimization will allow a significant increase in conversion efficiencies above 80%el. Due to system simplifications, increased lifetime and durability, as well as optimizations of the process chain, essential cost reductions and thus enhanced market potentials are expected. Additionally, operational strategies oriented on real energy market requirements, including part-load, stand-by and load-following operation will be developed, and the core system of high-temperature co-electrolysis with coupled methanation will be built up, characterized and tested in the form of a 10kWel function carrier. Due to the participation of five reputable industrial LOI partners, a strongly market oriented development can be achieved from a very early state of research.
SuperP2G – Synergies utilising renewable power regionally by means of Power to Gas
The objective of the Austrian share in the project SuperP2G is analysing the future demand for renewable H2 and SNG for the Austrian industry / in the Austrian model region WIVA P&G, including aspects of cost development based on existing tools CoLLeCT, PResTiGE, and MOVE. Additionally, the data on the future demand and cost development is prepared for usage in the overall SuperP2G tool.
Results, best practices and experiences are shared between the project stakeholders and integrated in the ERA-NET Knowledge Community. This allows a transnational 360° view of P2G. The consortium will assess how P2G may come into play, enhancing renewables and regional system integration. Specifically, analyses will include regional uptake of green gases, regional stakeholder involvement and the potential to expand P2G to other EU regions.