16/06/2023 PTX News

Digital roundtable puts focus on importance of PtX plants

At the PtX Lab Talk on June 1, 2023, experts outlined the increasing importance of PtX plants for stabilizing the energy system.

Protecting the climate and the environment makes it necessary to fundamentally restructure our energy system. Renewable energies are indispensable for this. At present, they are still a scarce resource and will have to be greatly expanded in the coming years. The actual demand for electricity does not always coincide with the fluctuating generation of renewable electrical energy. It is therefore all the more important to use the sustainably generated energy efficiently - also in PtX plants.

The use of electrolysers to produce green hydrogen must be energy-saving. This means that green hydrogen should be produced when the sun and wind supply sufficient electrical energy regionally. But can PtX plants use storage to absorb energy and release it as needed? Can the byproducts of hydrogen production also be used to serve the grid? And what does the current regulation of green hydrogen mean for the realization of PtX plants? These and other questions were addressed by the latest edition of the PtX Lab Talk on June 1, 2023. Almost 80 participants* took part in the sixth edition of the digital exchange format.

The Speakers of the Day:

Dr. Christoph Kost, Head of Group Energy Systems and Energy Economics, Department Energy System Analysis, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fabian Mauss, Chair of Thermodynamics/Thermal Process Engineering, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Victoria Harsch

Lawyer of Enertrag SE

Martin Beckmann

Head of the Legal Department of Enertrag SE

The video recording of the event

The presentations of the speakers are available for reading in the download area on the right. Interested parties can also follow all presentations and the subsequent discussion along the questions of the participants in the video recording of the event.

To the video recording of the event on YouTube


Future events

We thank all participants for their interest and contributions. The next PtX Lab Talk will take place on 07.09.2023. We will discuss the topic "Sticks or carrots against climate change? What can we learn from the EU Green Deal Industrial Plan and the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)?".

Registration for PtX Lab Talk #7