For the first time on an industrial scale, hydrogen produced using wind power is being injected into the natural gas grid in Germany.
E.On says it successfully ran a test on a German power to gas system in which wind powers hydrogen production for use in the natural gas system.
“Lower value” nighttime wind energy would be used to produce hydrogen under a plan that appears to be coming together in Minnesota.
Better, cheaper catalysts for electrolysis of water into hydrogen could pave the way for an energy storage breakthrough, a new paper asserts.
Blending hydrogen into natural gas pipelines could be a way to increase output from renewable energy production facilities, a U.S.-commissioned report says.
Audi is in on a project that will use wind power to make hydrogen, then convert the hydrogen into synthetic methane for use in cars on the natural gas grid.
The trend of using clean energy sources to create hydrogen continues, with Areva setting up a demonstration in Corsica that starts with solar power.
A hybrid power plant in Prenzlau, Germany integrates wind, hydrogen and biogas to generate on-site electricity and heat, and produce hydrogen fuel for vehicles.
In Germany, E.On is building a pilot plant that will use wind energy to produce hydrogen, which will then be stored and added directly to the natural gas grid.
Herten, Germany will use excess wind power to electrolyze water to produce hydrogen, which can be stored and used by fuel cells to produce clean electricity.