Stationary energy

Container based cracker gas engine CHP for remote off-grid CF12_1

Project dura­tion: 04/2021–03/2024

Aim of project: 

The goal of the subpro­ject is the deve­lo­p­ment of a container-based NH3 CHP plant for a statio­nary (“remote off-grid”) appli­ca­tion in the power range of one megawatt.

The deve­lo­p­ment steps include a first lite­ra­ture rese­arch, various evalua­tion steps of critical compon­ents of the gas engine, up to the detailed design and imple­men­ta­tion of the container CHP plant inclu­ding the inte­gra­tion of the NH3 cracker and necessary safety equipment.

After a multi-stage commis­sio­ning, various test runs are carried out in which the general mode of opera­tion is tested and opera­ting stra­te­gies, inclu­ding statio­nary and flexible start/stop opera­tion, are opti­mized. The focus will be on opti­mi­zing effi­ci­ency and mini­mi­zing exhaust emissions.

Finally, the results will be used to plan further or compa­rable plants.