The Kraftanlagen Group developed its own technologies for CO2-free solutions that generate green process heat and green electricity. At the core of this solution is the revolutionary Green Heat Module. High-performance electric heaters convert green electricity into high-temperature heat of up to 1000 °C. This heat is then stored in the high-temperature thermal storage system and fed into the industrial process as required. This represents the smart coupling of (renewable) electricity and heat with robust and patented components to ensure maximum availability, long service life, and environmental performance.
Industrial decarbonisation is a priority for the European Union. In fact, around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions are due to the production of industrial heat alone. To achieve the EU’s net-zero target by 2050, we need to reduce our emissions by 77% over the next 30 years. To meet this challenge, decarbonization of industry will therefore inevitably require innovative solutions for the production of green heat on an industrial scale.
The Green Heat Module (GHM) has a modular structure. It can implement decarbonisation gradually or overnight and offers customers a significant competitive advantage in terms of CO2 reduction. The Kraftanlagen Group provides its customers with a comprehensive solution from a single source.
Key facts and figures
- Gradual CO2 reduction of thermal load cases up to 100%
- Fluctuating storage (optimised for the electricity market and renewable energy systems) as well as delayed and needs-based withdrawal – all fully customisable
- In principle, every thermal power plant can be retrofitted, depending on local conditions
- A very high level of flexibility: Can be used up to 1000 °C and 350 bar with all standard heat transfer media; flexible configuration of injection rate, storage capacity, and withdrawal rate
- Very high storage capacity at a scale of mega- and gigawatt-hours (GWh)
- Excellent availability due to heavy reliance on standard components
- Excellent overall efficiency > 95%
- The heavy-duty storage medium has been used in the industry for over 30 years
- Zero emissions → permission acc. to the German Federal Immission Control Act [BImSchG] is not required; Seveso III Directive does not apply
- Low service and maintenance requirements
- Short implementation time