Held every three
years, ACHEMA, the world’s largest trade fair for process technology, is a big
draw for experts and enthusiasts. This year, MAN appeared in the role of
process supplier and solution provider, focusing on the development of a new
reactor system for CO2 methanation.
“MAN ES is
repositioning itself in the Power2X segment in particular. The reason for
this, apart from the company’s new strategy, is the climate agreement, which
sets a limit for global warming of below 2°C by 2050. To this end, we want to
expand renewable energies and replace fossil fuels using various storage
technologies,” says Gunnar Ganzer, Technology Scout in Deggendorf.
The Deggendorf site
not only has more than 60 years of experience in reactor and apparatus
engineering to call on, but is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to
developing the storage of surplus electricity using methane. Gunnar Ganzer won
over the expert audience at the trade fair with his talk on ‘Advanced Reactor
Design for CO2 Methanation’.
Solar and wind
energy installations, which generate surplus electricity intermittently, can be
coupled with MAN compressors and methanation reactors.
Stored as methane,
the energy can then be used in a time when solar/wind power generation is very
low or when there is no sun or wind. This relieves the pressure on the energy
system appreciably. What is more, CO2 emissions from unavoidable sources, such as the
steel industry, can be reduced and profitably transformed into products of
As well as
attending ACHEMA, Deggendorf was also represented at the World Gas Conference
in Washington DC at the end of June. MAN, who shared a stand with Siemens, ThyssenKrupp
and Sunfire GmbH, focused on CO2 methanation there too.
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We want to expand renewable energies and replace fossil fuels using various storage