Renewable energies can make an enormous contribution to the decarbonisation of the energy sector. In addition to improving the supply of energy from fuels such as biomass or residual materials, another focus is on integrating renewable energies into the existing energy system. Through innovative approaches and ideas, we actively help to shape the transformation of the energy system.
Project BioCore – Biogas conversion with reversible electrolysis
In this TUM-internal project a reversible solid oxide fuel cell is operated to convert the biogas into electricity or to produce hydrogen for subsequent methanisation. Thus, biogas can be used more efficiently. The technology will be validated on pilot plant scale.
The aim of the project is to improve the economic efficiency of biomass cogeneration plants. A dynamic simulation is used to model the flexible operation of the plant. In addition to a thermal energy storage, power-to-heat is investigated as a plant component.