In the future, wind power and photovoltaic systems in Lübesse (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) will generate green electricity that can be used in 100% decentralised form by the community. To ensure that electricity and heat are constantly available, the SmartEnergyTechnology developed and patented by EXYTRON GmbH stores the energy quantities that are not immediately consumed. This is done by producing hydrogen and processing it into regenerative methane (natural gas). In contrast to hydrogen, methane can store many times the amount of energy and is much easier and more economical to handle. This will not only ensure the continuous economic supply of electricity and heat for the community of Lübesse, but also produce regenerative, climate-neutral fuels such as methanol, DME and aviation kerosene for the market using EXYTRON technology.
The project is implemented by Lübesse Energie GmbH.
Since the end of 2019, work has already been underway on the design planning for the facilities, which cover an area of around 57,000m². The feasibility study and planning work was supported by grants from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and should be completed by the end of the year.
Detailed planning for the project was completed as planned at the end of 2020. The required application in accordance with the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) has been submitted. All technical prerequisites for the implementation planned for 2021 and 2022 have thus been met.
Those responsible for the project hope that the official approval procedures will also be carried out quickly so that construction of the demonstration plant can start in early 2021. The first phase of the project is scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2022.
from left: naturwind Managing Director Bernd Jeske, SPD Member of Parliament Dr. Nina Scheer, Mayor Burghard Engel, Oke Hansen (VR Bank Nord), Minister Christian Pegel, EXYTRON Managing Director Dr. Karl-Hermann Busse at the inspection of the Energy Village Lübesse in August 2020.