The cost-effective, efficient and fully climate-neutral supply of electricity and heat can only succeed by decoupling renewable energy generation and consumption in place and time. To achieve this, a broad infrastructure for synthetic „green“ gases generated from renewable power must be created. Ideally, this will involve the further development of the already existing tightly-knit gas network with ist large-scale storage facilities.
All CHP units built by us can already be operated with up to 20 % hydrogen content in the fuel without any technical adjustments or power reduction. Some series with knock control and adapted engine management can even operate with up to 40 % H2. SOKRATHERM cogeneration units are therefore „H2-READY“ today.
In addition, we will soon provide a first CHP unit with a purely hydrogen-powered combustion engine. Based on this, we will also offer retrofit kits with which existing SOKRATHERM units can be converted to pure hydrogen operation, for example, as part of a planned engine overhaul.
The sewage gas generated during the purification process in wastewater treatment plants is very similar to the biogas produced in biogas plants.
Both types of gas can be converted into heat and power in with the CHP units listed in the sewage gas / biogas delivery chart.
Of course also these modules can be combined to form larger CHP schemes or equipped for bivalent operation with natural gas or propane gas or also as an emergency power system to supplying an emergency power rail in isolated operation in the event of a mains failure.
Due to the encapsulation of the CHP units with integrated control and power section in a sound-absorbing case, they are ideally suited for installation in operational buildings.