Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Hydrogen stores wind and solar energy: Innovative "Power-to-Gas" concepts at Hannover Messe

NAS Batteries which store large scale energy
NAS Batteries which store large scale energy

Abstract:
Storage of renewable energy in form of hydrogen is a central topic of the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells. Over 130 companies and research institutions from 20 countries will join Europe's largest exhibition for this technology, 25 of them for the first time.

Hydrogen stores wind and solar energy: Innovative "Power-to-Gas" concepts at Hannover Messe

Berlin, Germany | Posted on March 7th, 2013

Entire technology spectrum - from gas generation and up to electricity supply

15 exhibitors will demonstrate how to convert the unsteady energy supply from the sun and wind in an easily transportable and storable fuel: Hydrogen. This environmentally friendly gas can be processed into synthetic natural gas or directly converted back to energy using for example a fuel cell, with heat as a by-product.

On the 5,000 m² area next to the wind energy sector in Hall 27 and on the additional 15,000 m² outdoor Ride & Drive area exhibitors will showcase the entire spectrum of the hydrogen technology: Starting from H2 generation and up to its usage in stationary and mobile fuel cell applications.

Fuel cell electric cars available for a test-drive

All trade fair visitors can test-drive electric cars of Daimler, GM/Opel, Toyota and Honda at the Ride & Drive area next to Hall 27. Unlike the battery-powered electric vehicles, in the hydrogen powered cars the traction current is generated directly in the fuel cells integrated into these cars.

Another highlight of the Ride & Drive will be refueling of the cars with hydrogen performed by Linde three times every day. ITM Power will show the same for commercial vehicles: It will refuel a hydrogen powered bus which will be used for transporting visitors around the exhibition grounds. The British company will generate the required hydrogen directly on the spot through the electrolysis process, when water is split into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity.

Home made electricity and heat coming from the basement

The "Initiative Brennstoffzelle (IBZ)", a consortium of utility companies and heating appliance manufacturers, will showcase the fuel cell heaters. These enable to supply one's own house with electricity, heating and hot water. The only prerequisite is a connection to the natural gas pipeline or a source of hydrogen.

How hydrogen becomes natural gas or gasoline

In the short and medium term particularly popular are fuels that fit into the existing infrastructure: Natural gas pipelines, heating boilers, gas power stations and motor vehicles. Natural gas, gasoline and diesel fuel are such fuels, however the question is how they can be synthetically manufactured using renewable energy sources, for example wind and solar.

The exhibitor ZSW (Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoffforschung Baden-Württemberg) is involved in the world's largest power-to-gas project: A facility that will open in Lower Saxony this summer is expected to generate enough methan (i.e., synthetic natural gas) to operate 1,500 medium-sized cars. Methan will be produced using only electricity, water and carbon dioxide.

Microbenergy, a subsidiary of Viessmann Group, will demonstrate a cost-effective way to produce synthetic natural gas from hydrogen and carbon dioxide in a biological process: The microorganisms do the job at room temperature. The carbon dioxide can originate straight from a biogas facility and therefore doesn't even need to be particularly pure.

Sunfire is a company showing its "power-to-liquid" system that is used to produce the base substance for gasoline, diesel or kerosene out of carbon dioxide and water using electricity. The system fabricates hydrocarbons which can further be processed into the valuable fuels in a conventional refinery. In the foreseeable future, the conversion rate of the input energy into the end product will be increased to the staggering 70%.

Storing energy in large batteries

NGK Insulators succeeded in developing and commercializing NAS (Natrium-Sulfur) batteries which store large scale renewable energy of up to several megawatts. NAS system stores energy during off-peak periods and discharges at peak period. It can therefore smooth the solar and wind energy fluctuations. The NAS Batteries are currently in use at over 150 locations worldwide.

Live streaming and press photos
All presentations and interviews in both Forums will be streamed online live: www.h2fc-fair.com
Photos can be found here: www.h2fc-fair.com/media/photos.html

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Tobias Renz
Tobias Renz FAIR
Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 609 84 556
Mobile: +49 (0) 177 52 18 535

Website: www.h2fc-fair.com

Nadja Snegireva
Tobias Renz FAIR
Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 609 84 556
Mobile: +49 (0) 0176 6242 0958

Website: www.h2fc-fair.com

Copyright © HANNOVER MESSE 2013

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Photonic chip guides single photons, even when there are bends in the road February 16th, 2018

Arrowhead Receives Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARO-HBV for Treatment of Hepatitis B February 15th, 2018

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation for ARO-AAT February 15th, 2018

European & Korean Project To Demo World’s First 5G Platform During Winter Games February 15th, 2018

Announcements

Photonic chip guides single photons, even when there are bends in the road February 16th, 2018

Arrowhead Receives Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARO-HBV for Treatment of Hepatitis B February 15th, 2018

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation for ARO-AAT February 15th, 2018

European & Korean Project To Demo World’s First 5G Platform During Winter Games February 15th, 2018

Energy

Round-the-clock power from smart bowties February 5th, 2018

Silk fibers could be high-tech ‘natural metamaterials’ January 31st, 2018

A simple new approach to plastic solar cells: Osaka University researchers intelligently design new highly efficient organic solar cells based on amorphous electronic materials with potential for easy printing January 28th, 2018

Nature paper by Schlumberger researchers used photothermal based nanoscale IR spectroscopy to analyze heterogeneous process of petroleum generation January 23rd, 2018

Events/Classes

European & Korean Project To Demo World’s First 5G Platform During Winter Games February 15th, 2018

Leti’s Chief Scientist Presents Optimistic Vision for Neuromorphic Hardware and Ultra-Low-Power Microdevices for Edge Computing at ISSCC: Leti’s Chief Scientist Presents Optimistic Vision for Neuromorphic Hardware and Ultra-Low-Power Microdevices That Are Based on Novel Emerging February 13th, 2018

Leti Chief Scientist Barbara De Salvo Will Help Kick Off ISSCC 2018 with Opening-Day Keynote: In Addition, Leti Scientists Will Present and Demo New Technology for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting February 8th, 2018

Leti Presents Optical-Equipment Curving Technology that Improves Performance, Cuts Costs: ‘Disruptive Approach’ for Imaging Applications Presented in Paper At Photonics West and Demonstrated in Leti’s Booth February 2nd, 2018

Fuel Cells

Study boosts hope for cheaper fuel cells: Rice University researchers show how to optimize nanomaterials for fuel-cell cathodes January 6th, 2018

Hydrogen power moves a step closer: Physicists are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology September 15th, 2017

More durable, less expensive fuel cells: University of Delaware researchers have developed a new technology that could speed up the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles September 5th, 2017

Engineers pioneer platinum shell formation process – and achieve first-ever observation August 11th, 2017

Solar/Photovoltaic

A simple new approach to plastic solar cells: Osaka University researchers intelligently design new highly efficient organic solar cells based on amorphous electronic materials with potential for easy printing January 28th, 2018

Tweaking quantum dots powers-up double-pane solar windows: Engineered quantum dots could bring down the cost of solar electricity January 2nd, 2018

Record high photoconductivity for new metal-organic framework material December 15th, 2017

Inorganic-organic halide perovskites for new photovoltaic technology November 6th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project