Audi Completes German Power-to-Gas Project
20 Dec 2012
Audi has announced the completion of a power-to-gas project in Werlte, Germany. The plant will produce hydrogen and synthetic natural gas (dubbed e-gas) and can convert 6 MW of renewable electricity into alternative automobile fuels. The e-gas plant houses an electrolyser, methanation unit and also consumes carbon dioxide during the methanation process. The synthetic natural gas will be injected into the natural gas grid once the plant begins operation in 2013.
The company plans for the e-gas to offset emissions from its new range of compressed natural gas (CNG)-fuelled Audi A3 Sportback vehicles to be released next year. In the future, Audi e-hydrogen could be used to power fuel cell electric vehicles.
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