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Power–to–Gas Bilfinger Works on German Power–to–Gas Pilot Plant

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

German engineering and services group Bilfinger provides the automation technology for a power-to-gas pilot plant at Falkenhagen, Germany. This project shall evaluate the possibilities of using the German natural gas grid as a storage for hydrogen...

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Power to gas projects aim to evaluate the use of hydrogen as a mean to store eneergy for power, heating and transport.
Power to gas projects aim to evaluate the use of hydrogen as a mean to store eneergy for power, heating and transport.
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Frankfurt/Germany – "In the course of the transformation of energy supplies, power-to-gas technology is becoming increasingly important", says Thomas Töpfer, Member of the Executive Board at Bilfinger SE. "As an engineering and services group, we provide innovative solutions that help answer questions about energy supplies of the future."

The plant, operated by power company E.ON will convert up to two megawatts of electrical output to hydrogen per hour and subsequently feed it into the natural gas grid. The automation solution installed by subsidiary Bilfinger Grey Logix ensures that the plant is operational around the clock and monitors the volume of hydrogen being fed into the grid.

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With this project, E.ON hopes to gain further expertise in the storage of regenerative gas in the natural gas infrastructure. With such expertise, it is possible to store over-capacity from fluctuating renewable energy sources and to access it when needed.

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