News Digest Item
11 May 2018

Germany’s Uniper makes head start in converting wind power to gas

Reuters / Uniper

German utility Uniper has launched a pilot scheme to produce methane gas from wind power as the country seeks wider uses for renewable energy, reports Vera Eckert for Reuters. The plant, set up five years ago in Germany’s wind-swept Brandenburg state, already produces green hydrogen by running wind power through water to split it into oxygen and hydrogen. “This is an important step for a successful energy transition,” Uniper said in a statement after the company opened a new facility at the site for the scheme. “Green methane, in contrast to green hydrogen, can be used in a wider variety of ways.”

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Find the Uniper press release in English here.

Find background in the CLEW factsheet Sector coupling – Shaping an integrated renewable energy system.

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