(134i) Intermittent Electrical Energy Storage By Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers

Authors: 
Arlt, W., University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Müller, K., University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Teichmann, D., Bavarian Hydrogen Center



The intermittent delivery of energy from sources like photovoltaics or wind demands a large and long-term storage of energy. Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers like “Carbazol” address this topic using the infrastructure of liquids like domestic fuel oil. In Germany, the situation is far more complicated, because the country decided to phase out nuclear energy in the year 2022. The lecture highlights the situation in the German state of Bavaria and the planning.

The lecture reports the progress of Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC). A demo-project is under construction at a condo in the city of Erlangen/Bavaria. Important data are safety, efficiency of electrical energy storage and robust construction. The purpose of this demo is to investigate

  1. The ratio between storage and heat demand of the building
  2. The number of storage and delivery actions
  3. The robustness of the process in a public area

The time frame is 2 years from beginning of 2014 on.