BioMetha

Biological Methanation of Carbon Dioxide (Demo Plant)

BioMetha - Biological Methanation of Carbon Dioxide (Demo Plant)

BioMetha – Biological Methanation of Carbon Dioxide (Demo Plant)

Hydrogen and methane are promising energy sources in the future. Hydrogen can be produced from renewable sources like excess electrical energy from wind. Hydrogen storage, its utilization and distribution are widely discussed, however problems are still not solved: Renewable methane is available from anaerobic digestion, but the upgrading of biogas (a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide) is expensive and complex. The solution: One possibility to overcome problems with hydrogen handling is the conversion of hydrogen into methane, which can be performed chemically or biologically by the Sabatier reaction. A demo unit with a gas flow of several cubic meters per hour will be designed and erected in the industrial park Höchst in Frankfurt, Germany. On this site an anaerobic digestion plant, a biogas upgrading plant and a plant for gas-injection in the natural gas grid already exist. A pipeline for hydrogen is available, too.

Overall Status:

Ongoing project (duration: 2013-2016)

Project Coordinaton and Management:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bayer (project manager) Tel.: +49 69 305 – 17514 thomas.bayer@infraserv.com

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Project Products:

Licensing of technology to third parties