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New power to gas (P2G) unit inaugurated in eastern Germany via @RenewablesNews

New power to gas (P2G) unit inaugurated in eastern Germany via @RenewablesNews

A new power-to-gas (P2G) unit in Falkenhagen, eastern Germany, has been officially launched by E.ON. The unit uses wind power to run electrolysis equipment which in turn transforms water into hydrogen gas which can then be injected into the regional gas transmission system where it becomes part of the natural gas mix and subsequently can be used for a variety of applications including space heating, industrial processes, mobility and power generation. The 2MW unit can produce 360 cubic meters of hydrogen per hour. “This project makes E.ON one of the first companies to demonstrate that surplus energy can be stored in the gas pipeline system in order to help balance supply against demand” said Dr. Ingo Luge, the CEO of E.ON Deutschland. “This method of energy storage is considered a key technology for the transformation of Germany’s energy system. It will reduce the need to ...

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