Ea participates in four projects about electrolysis by means of “solid oxide electrolyser cells”. By using electrolysis, inexpensive electricity can be used to convert e.g. biogas or CO2 and steam into methane for the natural gas grid. This allows inexpensive power to be “stored” in the natural gas grid. The four projects are:
Ea Energy Analyses’ role in all three projects is to model SOEC plants in different plant configurations (including various CO2 sources, biogas sources, heat sources, technical configurations, etc.). The integration of the SOEC plants into the energy systems (including the power grid, heating network and gas networks) is modelled, and the technology’s value to the energy system is calculated and analysed.
The project Biogas SOEC is completed and the following is investigated:
Other participants in the project vas: Haldor Topsøe, RISØ-DTU and Topsoe Fuel Cell.
The project was initiated in spring 2011 and completed in summer 2012.
The project Green Natural Gas is completed and included the following:
Other participants in the project were: Haldor Topsøe, DONG, DGC, DTU-Electro and RISØ-DTU.
The project was carried out from 2011 to 2014.
The project CO2 electrofuels is completed and included the following:
Other participants in the project were: Haldor Topsøe, Chemrec, E.ON, Innovation centre Iceland, RISØ-DTU, SORPA, Olíudreifing, Volvo and Wärtsilä.
The project was carried out from 2011 to 2013.
El Upgraded Biogas includes the following:
Other participants in the project are: Haldor Topsøe, Aarhus University, PlanEnergi, HMN Naturgas, Naturgas Fyn, EnergiMidt infrastruktur, DGC, Cemtec Fonden, Xergi.