ITM Power has commissioned a rapid response electrolyser for Thüga Group’s power-to-gas demonstration plant within the Frankfurt am Main gas distribution network.
The demo plant, at the premises of Mainova AG in Schielestraße in Frankfurt am Main, has injected hydrogen generated via an electrolytic process into the distribution network for the first time.
The electrolyser converts energy from electrical to chemical, which facilitates the storage of electricity. The electrolyser feeds the gas to the distribution network at pressure of 3.5 bar, which negates the need for a compressor.
Following a successful system demonstration, trial operation ahead of schedule at the start of 2014.