Power-to-Gas: Technology and Business Models

  • Markus Lehner
  • Robert Tichler
  • Horst Steinmüller
  • Markus Koppe
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Markus Lehner, Robert Tichler, Horst Steinmüller, Markus Koppe
    Pages 1-6
  3. Markus Lehner, Robert Tichler, Horst Steinmüller, Markus Koppe
    Pages 7-17
  4. Markus Lehner, Robert Tichler, Horst Steinmüller, Markus Koppe
    Pages 19-39
  5. Markus Lehner, Robert Tichler, Horst Steinmüller, Markus Koppe
    Pages 41-61
  6. Markus Lehner, Robert Tichler, Horst Steinmüller, Markus Koppe
    Pages 63-93

About this book

Introduction

Increased production of energy from renewable sources leads to a need for both new and enhanced capacities for energy transmission and intermediate storage. The book first compares different available storage options and then introduces the power-to-gas concept in a comprehensive overview of the technology. The state of the art, advancements, and future requirements for both water electrolysis and methanation are described. The integration of renewable hydrogen and methane into the gas grid is discussed in terms of the necessary technological measures to be taken. Because the power-to-gas system is very flexible, providing numerous specific applications for different targets within the energy sector, possible business models are presented on the basis of various process chains taking into account different plant scales and operating scenarios. The influence of the scale and the type of the integration of the technology into the existing energy network is highlighted with an emphasis on economic consequences. Finally, legal aspects of the operation and integration of the power-to-gas system are discussed.

Keywords

Gas Grid Methanation Power-to-gas Technology Renewable Energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Markus Lehner
    • 1
  • Robert Tichler
    • 2
  • Horst Steinmüller
    • 3
  • Markus Koppe
    • 4
  1. 1.Industrial Environmental ProtectionUniversity of LeobenLeobenAustria
  2. 2.Energy InstituteJohannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria
  3. 3.Energy InstituteJohannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria
  4. 4.Institute for Environmental ManagementJohannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03995-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03994-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03995-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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