Electrochaea is developing a disruptive grid-scale energy storage technology known as power-to-gas. Our process converts low-cost and stranded electricity into pipeline-grade renewable gas for direct injection into the existing natural gas grid. The core of our power-to-gas system is a selectively evolved microorganism - a methanogenic archaea - that excels through unprecedented catalytic ability and industrial robustness. The technical advantages of our solution translate into lower capital and operating costs and greater operational flexibility than conventional thermochemical methanation processes.
Electrochaea’s power-to-gas technology represents a commercially viable solution for utility-scale energy storage, grid balancing, and carbon recycling. The feasibility of our process has been demonstrated in laboratory and field trials, and we are currently pursuing a sequence of demonstration projects for additional de-risking and incremental scale-up.
October 6, 2014
Electrochaea is excited and honored to be named in the 2014 Global Cleantech 100, published by Cleantech Group. More