Regensburg/ Planegg – May 6, 2019 – Green light for the trial operation of the novel ORBIT bioreactor: On May 15, 2019, the ORBIT power-to-gas research plant at OTH Regensburg will be presented to the public. ORBIT is a joint research project on biological methanation coordinated by OTH Regensburg together with Electrochaea GmbH, Deutsches Archaeenzentrum, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, MicrobEnergy GmbH, MicroPyros GmbH, Westnetz GmbH and DVGW. The research project has been running since July 2017 and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) with one million euros. Its goal is to further develop biological methanation as an efficient energy storage and sector coupling technology for the future.
Read the full press release (in German), here.