facebook
36 Utility Speakers Already Confirmed!

INDUSTRY NEWS

6
Jul

Largest Electrolysis Plant Converts Excess Wind Into Hydrogen Gas For Energy Storage

The plant in Mainz was launched by German engineering company Siemens in partnership with the Mainz energy utility, as well as industrial gas companies Linde and the Rhein-Main University of Applied Sciences.

Using Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology, water molecules are split into hydrogen and oxygen using the surplus energy provided by a voltage source, and the PEM membrane separates the two precious-metal electrodes where oxygen and hydrogen are formed. The plant captures the hydrogen gas, which is then used as general fuel or stored in natural gas pipelines.

It is the largest PEM plant in the world, and can process up to 6MW of electricity. Siemens says that the technology can be implemented to solve bottlenecks in the grid and in small windfarms, and can respond to fluctuations in energy generation within milliseconds. The development of the plant is a part of the country’s Energy Storage Funding Initiative, in response to the pending closures of its nuclear reactors.

If you want to know more about this and other topics directly from end users of energy storage technologies join us at one of these annual events: The Energy Storage World Forum (Grid Scale Applications), or The Residential Energy Storage Forum, or one of our Training Courses.

LATEST ARTICLES

How to pick the right energy storage technology

Dear Colleague, With so many different options of large-scale energy storage technologies to choose from, how do you pick the right one? On top of that, how do you decide on the most profitable business model to pair with the chosen tech? Due to the increasing concerns about global warming and other environmental impacts of…

Read More

lithium ion battery recycling

How Recycling Can Help Reduce Battery Costs And Foreign Dependence

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) earlier this year launched a program that aims to reclaim and recycle critical materials from lithium-based battery technology.   Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., voiced concerns that the current trade war between the United States and China, as well as general instability of the bilateral relationship between both nations…

Read More