project 1: test facility

Climate-friendly district heating and hydrogen from local biogenic waste materials

project 1: test facility

We are moving our test facility!

For the German government's goal of achieving greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045,
sector coupling in the context of the transformation of the heating sector and
The development of a hydrogen economy has an essential role to play. This
Collaborative project supports both objectives by researching a decentralized
Hydrogen production from thermo-chemical conversion of biogenic residues
using our patented bhyo hydrogen technology. As part of the project
the technical feasibility of the process through the expansion of the
existing test facility as well as the potential for utilizing the waste heat in
district heating networks and the capture of carbon dioxide for a negative
CO2 balance can be evaluated.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate (BMWK) in the
As part of the heating and cooling sub-area of the 7th Energy Research Program of the
Federal Government. The project involves both well-known
industry partners, as well as institutes such as the German Biomass Research Center
which DBI Gas and Environmental Technologythat Fraunhofer Institute ISI and
municipal stakeholders such as the Speyer municipal utilities and with the TH Bingen also
Partners from the world of science.

As already mentioned, the test facility already exists and has been used in the past.
already operated to develop our patented hybrid process bhyo hydrogen technology
to be tested. The plant was built in 2012 in cooperation with Bilfinger and Linde in the
built to industry standards and tested in over 1500 operating hours with a wide range of
combinations of biogenic substances are tested. The existing plant focuses on
Project 1: Test plant 2 focuses on the reformer for the production of synthesis gas, which is at the heart of our technology.

In the next step, which is planned for Q1-Q2 2024 after the wind-down and will include a
the reformer is to be installed at the new location.
be built up. The reformer is then to be connected to the
production of hydrogen by the end of 2024. The following are also being tested
to what extent and in what way the waste heat from the reformer can be efficiently
can be fed into the district heating network. As bhyo believes that the efficient use of all
resources and sustainability are at the center of our philosophy, the
also evaluated how carbon dioxide can be used most efficiently in the process.
can be deposited. As the process is optimized through the use of local
is already climate-neutral, this could have a negative impact on the climate.
greenhouse gas balance can be achieved in bhyo plants.

From Q3 2024, the system is to be used in subsidized test runs over 2 years,
scientific results within the framework of research projects and
technical know-how for bhyo. The duration of the project is
2.5 years and will end after Q2 2026. Following the commissioning and
the provision of the proof of concept for the overall process, our team goes on to
in the development and construction of the first commercial plant in a
Pilot project.

So there's plenty for us to do in the coming months! We at bhyo are looking forward to
of course looking forward to the exciting time in the new year and will keep you updated with
keep you up to date on the project.

be green. be bhyo. 🌱🌳🌍

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