The project develops new methods for testing and operating individual PtX components and the total system. This supports the scale-up, business case and technology platform for production of green fuels.
It thus paves the way to a stronger integration of PtX plants with the overall energy systems by looking at modelling, control systems, and overall dynamics of the plants.
Digitalization for flexible, dynamic, and efficient operation of grid integrated PtX plants requires:
- Simulation, forecasting, monitoring, control, and optimization methods
- Fault-detection, condition monitoring, and predictive maintenance methods for components
- Real-time hardware-in-the loop emulation and test facilities for components and systems in lab and at full scale
The holistic approach includes the electricity grid, solar and wind power production, power converters (AC to DC), electrolyzers, air separation, ammonia and methanol production, and their interfaces to the electricity-, heat- and gas-grids. We develop these forecasting- and optimization-based control systems and use test facilities of these components and systems to enable integrated PtX facilities to operate safely, flexibly, and efficiently.