Hydrogen for Sector Coupling
The course “Use of Hydrogen for Sector Coupling“ covers technical, economic and regulatory aspects of the use of hydrogen. It provides a strategic overview of the interconnections between decarbonization, digitalization and flexibilization. At the end of the course, participants should be able to understand and assess the opportunities and challenges of using hydrogen.
Our courses are suitable for both newcomers and for deepening specific knowledge. The target group includes:
Definition of sectors, energy consumption of sectors, offshore wind energy potential, explanation and examples of PtX (PtC, PtG, PtH, PtL, PtM, PtP), Necessary coupling technologies and intermediates.
Sector coupling by 2050: challenges and necessity: advantages and disadvantages. Hydrogen roadmap, technologies for large-scale H2 production in comparison: electrolysis, methane pyrolysis, steam cracker, transport in the natural gas grid, storage in caverns.
Sector coupling: advantages and disadvantages, storage possibilities of different forms of energy, conversion losses, phases of decarbonisation of industry, CO2 saving potential of the chemical industry, colours of hydrogen, cost scenarios, exemplary sector coupling projects.
Use of hydrogen in the steel industry: energy demand, steel production processes without and with hydrogen, direct reduction, comparison of processes, copper production with hydrogen
Use of hydrogen in the chemical industry: Energy demand, Synthetic base materials, Ammonia and methanol: The most important base materials in the chemical industry, Desulphurisation of fuel (hydrosulphurisation)
Use of hydrogen in the chemical industry for the production of synthetic fuels (PtL, PtG) and synthesis gas as a basis for further processes.
Use of hydrogen to supply off-grid applications: Examples of autonomous and gas grid-connected projects.
Use of hydrogen for grid stabilisation: controllable loads (electrolysis) and demand-responsive power generation through hydrogen and battery storage.
Use of hydrogen in mobility: cars, commercial vehicles, trains. Necessary infrastructure.
Use of hydrogen in heat supply (private and industrial): District heating networks, H2 as a heating gas in the chemical industry, fuel cells for domestic heat supply.