The containerized compact plants (engineering, construction and implementation by INERATEC) have been scaled up to industrial dimensions. The decentral application enables the utilization of renewable energy and decentrally occurring crudes. These can be used to produce synthetic long- and short-chain hydrocarbons (e.g. fuels such as gasoline, Diesel, kerosene), which are especially pure. There is a wide field of applications: CO2 from off-gas or the ambient air, biogas or other methane-containing gases are used as crudes. The latter are mainly regarded as waste products and thus remained unused in most cases.
Due to lacking transportation capacity of the electricity grid and lacking demand, electricity from renewable sources can not be used to the same extent in which it is being produced. This leads to the shut-down of plants. The absence of a storage leads to the shut-down of plants. The decentral approach INERATEC follows resembles the approach of wind, solar or water power plants and thus is perfectly suitable for this purpose.
INERATEC has successfully implemented nine plants so far and has also reached an industrial scale by entering the megawatt range.
processes: Power-to-Liquid (PtL), Power-to-Gas (PtG) Gas-to-Liquid (GtL)
In the GtL-process Methaneous gases and air are converted into synthetic fuels and waxes.
In the PtG—process renewable hydrogen and climate damaging greenhouse gases are converted into synthetic natural gas (“SNG”).
In the PtL-process renewable hydrogen and and climate damaging CO2 are converted into synthetic fuels and waxes.
In both processes, PtG and PtL, renewable energy is stored in chemical energy carriers and carbon dioxide is chemically bound.