We rethink how energy is produced, stored and used.
Society has become accustomed to the energy sector as a series of silos – e.g. the gas, heating and the electricity sector – for many years focus has been on creating savings within each silo. However, if society really is to benefit from new green technologies, it must start thinking about the energy system in a circular way by rethinking how energy is produced, stored and used across the silos.
If successful, we can store excess energy from one type of energy in another sector before it is used in a third, entailing energy is never wasted. For example, we can utilise the CO2 from existing biogas and CHP plants in Power-to-X production. And the excess heat from hydrogen production made with electrolysis can go into district heating systems.