Hydrogen at its best
So-called “green hydrogen” has been produced for many years by electrolysis (the splitting of water into its components hydrogen and oxygen) with green electricity (hydroelectric plants, wind turbines, photovoltaic plants). However, due to its low energy density, the high safety requirements for the plants and the very high costs of the hydrogen technologies, as well as the non-existing infrastructure, it has not yet been able to establish itself on the market in pure form. EXYTRON has eliminated these disadvantages of hydrogen through the innovative direct conversion and refinement into methane and can thus use the well-known, low-cost and proven equipment from natural gas technology, e.g. commercially available CHP units, natural gas boilers, etc. This significantly reduces the costs and the safety requirements of the systems and, among other things, can also be used economically for the retrofitting of existing buildings. The complete execution of such an energy supply with pure hydrogen is about four to five times more expensive than the execution with the EXYTRON technology. In addition, the use of hydrogen alone may lead to acceptance problems among citizens due to the considerable risk of fire and explosion.
No Limits – EXYTRON energy factories / power plants
EXYTRON systems are almost infinitely scalable in size. In terms of building supply, residential complexes, commercial enterprises and even entire city quarters are in the planning stage. As early as 2017, planning also began for a unique project to supply an entire village, including a business park, and the additional production of renewable fuels, self-sufficiently and without emissions. The electrolysers, with a planned output of up to 20 MW, will use electricity from old wind turbines, among other things, whose alternative would have been demolition after the expiry of the feed-in tariff (EEG) in Germany after 20 years. Climate-neutral CO2 from biogas plants is used to produce the fuels, which would be emitted into the atmosphere without this use.
EXYTRON’s energy factories use these local and regional resources and generate sustainable electricity, heating and cooling as well as green, emission-neutral fuels and gases, e.g. for buses, heavy goods vehicles and ships, thus implementing the sector coupling of electricity, heating and mobility in an emission-free and climate-neutral way. It also produces other products such as non-fossil green gases. Later, the production of climate-neutral chemical base materials is also planned. At present, further energy factories are already in the concrete preliminary planning stage. There will be more information on this soon.
Conventional gas-fired power plants can also be retrofitted with EXYTRON technology and then operated emission-free.