CO2 technologies

CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial installations can be recycled as a material using additional energy or converted chemically into energy sources that can be easily stored. The necessary energy can be provided by surplus electricity that is temporarily not needed in the grid and which previously was unable to be stored on a sufficiently large scale. This opens up technological paths that are collectively referred to as power-to-X technologies. These include, for example, Power-to-Gas, Power-to-Chemicals, Power-to-Liquid, Power-to-Fuel and others. Possible products include chemical base materials such as polyurethane as well as synthetic fuels (e.g. kerosene) and synthetic natural gas. This development helps to closer interlink industrial sectors that previously operated separately – known as sector coupling. Examples include a stronger coupling of conventional power plants with the chemical industry (base materials) and the mobility sector (fuels).

news / 2016-10-10

Surplus electricity can be used to generate hydrogen by means of electrolysis. Part of this hydrogen can be directly mixed with the natural gas and fed into the natural gas network. The remainder can then be used for downstream methanation. In the test, a newly developed biological process has shown promising results. The system is suitable for small, decentralised installations and requires little energy. Read more

news / 2015-10-23

The efficient production of synthesis gas is being tested on a new test rig in Pullach. A tubular reactor generates synthesis gas – a compound of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The process is based on dry reforming. The gas is used as a valuable base material in chemical processes. Linde AG is carrying out the research together with its partners. Read more