INERATEC

Informations
Domains Mobility
Applications
Intelligent and cooperative transportation systems
Number of staff 32
Technologies
_SensorsGas and chemical
Activity

INERATEC enables the production of a climate-neutral alternative to fossil products by using greenhouse gases and renewable energy.

At the plant’s core there are innovative, micro-structured reactors. Due to their surface structure and the intensified heat transfer, they are particularly compact. They provide not only a high load flexibility but also quick start-up, and shut-down times. The energy supply from renewable sources is subject to natural fluctuations. Because of the short start-up, and shut-down times, the plants are ideal for the storage of renewable energy in synthetic hydrocarbons. Those can be characterized by their high storage capacity and energy density. The plant’s properties enable a decentral or central implementation. They are scalable due to the modular approach of INERATEC.

PROCESSES

POWER TO LIQUID (PtL)

Synthesis gas is produced from CO2 and renewable hydrogen, the latter attained via electrolysis. In the following step, this gas is converted into renewable, synthetic fuels and waxes.

POWER TO GAS (PtG)

Greenhouse gases and renewable hydrogen are converted into synthetic natural gas.

GAS TO LIQUID (GtL)

Gas to Liquid is a two-stage process. Synthesis gas is first produced from methane and air, and then converted into synthetic fuels and waxes.