Flexible and efficient use of electricity from renewable sources to answer society needs. What are the technologies that can provide fossil-free solutions in all sectors of modern life? Clearly, not only one single technology will be able to solve all challenges, but a smart mix of many innovative technologies. It is the ambition of our research to contribute to such a mix. One powerful option in the energy sector is electrolysis, a well-known process, which can utilise electricity from renewable sources to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen may be used for energy production or as feedstock for chemical products. One of the electrolysis technologies- solid oxide electrolysis (SOE) – has an additional unique feature. It can also split CO2 into CO. CO in combination with hydrogen is the well-known synthesis gas, which is basis for the synthesis of many hydrocarbons through established catalytic processes (such as methanation – e-gas, methanol, ethanol, etc.). This approach is named power-to-X. Such hydrocarbons are efficient storage media for renewable energy, with existing infrastructure and logistics. They can also contribute to the transport sector or serve as feedstock for the chemical industry.
Open Access Government 10th July 2019 read more »
Renewables – tidal
Pentland tidal energy scheme could outgun Dounreay.
Scotsman 10th July 2019 read more »
Simec Atlantis Energy Limited has announced that MeyGen – the world’s largest multi-megawatt tidal stream array – has now exported 17.5GWh of electricity to the national grid, eclipsing the previous record of approximately 11GWh. In 2019 alone, the company said MeyGen exported over 7GWh of predictable renewable energy to the grid, equivalent to the average annual electricity consumption of over 2200 typical UK homes
Water Power Mag 11th July 2019 read more »