Last Power2Gas Conference, taking place on 17-18 October 2018 in Copenhagen, brought together major stakeholders from the industry to explore the latest developments related to this technology. Copenhagen is a frontrunner in renewable energy and aims to become 100% carbon neutral by 2025, which made it a perfect location for our conference.
120+ participants including:
Aalborg University * Aarhus University * AGH University of Science and Technology * Aperam * ArcelorMittal * BG Consulting Engineers * CDI ITALIA * Boston Consulting Group * Chemours * CIEMAT * Danish Gas Technology Centre * DECHEMA * DeNora Permelec * DNV GL * DTU Energy * E.ON * E4Tech * Electrochaea * Empa * ENAGAS * ENEA * Energinet * EnergyLab * Engie * Eniig Holding * Enosis * European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) * ExxonMobil * Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency — Germany * Fluxys * Fraunhofer UMSICHT * Fundación CARTIF * Gas Connect Austria * GasTerra * Gasunie * H2V Industry * Haldor Topsoe * Hanyang University * Hiringa Energy * HMN Naturgas * Hofer Hochdrucktechnik * H-TEC Systems * Hydrogenics * IAV * IET Institut für Energietechnik * innogy * Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal — Poland * Institute of Power Engineering - Research Institute — Poland * ITM Power * Iwatani Corporation * Iwatec Corporation * Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) * KTH Royal Institute of Technology * Logan Energy * Lotos Group * Louvain University * Marubeni Europe * MicrobEnergy/Viessmann Group * Mitsui Mining & Smelting * National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology — Japan * National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) * National Treasury Management Agency — Ireland * Neas Energy * Nel Hydrogen * Offenburg University of Applied Sciences * Ørsted * OX2 * Panasonic * Queen's University Belfast * RALOS New Energy * RISE Research Institutes of Sweden * RSE * SDU * Servies Industriels de Genève * Siemens * Silica Verfahrenstechnik * Snam * Stormossen Oy * Sunfire * Swede Gas * Tauron * Technical University of Denmark * TERÉGA * Umoe Advanced Composites * Uniper * University College Cork * University of Birmingham * University of Southern Denmark * Van Oord Offshore Wind * Vattenfall * VoltaChem * VTT * Warsaw University of Technology
On 16th October our participants had a chance to visit the the world’s biggest biomethanation plant: The 1 MWe BioCat plant located at the Biogas Park Avedore, near Copenhagen
The plant is maintained and operated by Electrochaea. It was built during the BioCat Project (www.biocat-project.com) and has been running successfully since April 2016.
Electrochaea has developed a commercially viable and disruptive solution for utility-scale energy storage, grid balancing, and carbon reuse. The company’s proprietary process converts low-cost and stranded electricity and carbon dioxide into pipeline-grade renewable gas for direct injection into the existing natural gas grid, a conversion process known as “power-to-gas”. The core of Electrochaea’s power-to-gas system is a selectively evolved microorganism — a methanogenic archaea — that excels through unprecedented catalytic ability and industrial robustness. The technical advantages of this biocatalyst enable the company’s patented BioCat methanation technology to operate at lower capital and operating costs and with greater flexibility than conventional thermochemical methanation processes.