Flagship project for sector coupling – Energy Factory
Emission-free and decentralised energy supply of the municipality of Lübesse and the adjacent industrial area
In future, wind power and photovoltaic plants from Schwerin will generate green electricity in Lübesse (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), which can be used 100% locally by the municipality. To ensure that electricity and heat are constantly available, the SmartEnergyTechnology developed and patented by EXYTRON GmbH stores the energy quantities not immediately consumed. This is done by producing hydrogen and processing it into renewable methane (natural gas). Unlike hydrogen, methane can store many times the amount of energy and is much easier and more economical to handle. The aim is not only to ensure the continuous supply of electricity and heat to the community of Lübesse, but also to use EXYTRON technology to produce renewable, climate-neutral fuels such as methanol, DME and aviation paraffin for the market.
Progress of the project
The project is being implemented by Lübesse Energie GmbH. Lübesse Energie GmbH was founded for the project.
Since the end of 2019, work has been underway on the design planning for the facilities, which cover an area of around 57,000 m². The feasibility study and planning work has been supported by grants from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. 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 at the beginning of 2021. The first phase of the project is expected to be operational by the end of 2022.
You can find further information here: https://luebesse-energie.de/
From left to right: 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 during the inspection of the energy village Lübesse in August 2020.