Thursday, June 3, 2010

Storing Green Electricity As Natural Gas

  Germany goes for a game-changer technology -- using heretofore unstorable renewable electrons to electrolyze water, not to produce hydrogen directly, because we haven't got the infrastructure yet, but to combine it with CO2 and produce storable methane. The 60% conversion rate isn't ideal but beats the 100% loss of un...used electrons and requires no battery or flywheel storage which have associated manufacturing and materials costs. And it remains a carbon neutral fuel. Go Germany!

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Bonn, Germany (SPX) May 06, 2010 - Renewable electricity can be transformed into a substitute for natural gas. Until now, electricity was generated from gas. Now, a German-Austrian cooperation wants to go in the opposite direction. In the future, these researchers and entrepreneurs would like to sto...
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