A combined heat and power station in Germany is exploring the business viability of a nitrate salt thermal storage system that supports the provision of process steam to industry while earning subsidies for capturing emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and combusting it for energy supply
Industrial steam: The temperature of steam used to drive turbines for electricity is neither high enough nor sufficiently stable for use in industrial processes that need super-hot steam in a continuous flow
Experiment: Can a nitrate salt thermal energy storage system charged with waste heat from the combustion of methane replace one of two boilers that supply super-hot steam derived from burning natural gas
Deciding factor: The real test will be whether the value of the system’s fuel savings and greenhouse gas reductions from burning less natural gas is greater than the cost of the thermal salt storage ...
Over stimulation of biomass-fired combined heat and power and insufficient control of the sustainability of the raw material is leading Denmark in the wrong direction on clean energy, warns the country’s council on climate change
Ignoring the energy transition is a threat to the climate, but will also undermine the ability of companies to hire the best talent and attract future clients, argues Helene Egebøl, CEO of Schneider Electric Denmark
More and better data is needed to help reorient capital flows towards more sustainable investments
European policymakers are convinced, the energy transition cannot rely on electrification alone. “Molecules” will be needed, but the new molecules will not be based on natural gas, and there will be a lot less of them