H2-Ziegel – Energy efficiency and lowering of emissions – usage of hydrogen in brick industry

  • Background
    • The German government aims to reduce the GHG emissions in Germany by at least 55% by 2030 and to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality for Germany by 2050.
    • Natural gas is the typical fuel at thermoprocessing plants in basic industry. Processes are designed for using natural gas.
    • Alternative fuel gases have an unknown impact on product quality, production rate and plant stability. Automatic control and equipment of thermoprocessing plants have to be adapted or replaced.
  • Objectives
    • Lowering of CO2-emissions
    • Substitution of natural gas by hydrogen in thermoprocessing plants by the example of a tunnel furnace in brick industry
    • Transfer of the findings to other plants of the basic industry
  • Innovative content
    • Demonstration of the application limits of H2 admixtures to natural gas at existing thermoprocessing plants
    • Determination of the effects on the use of pure H2 with new burner technology (test bench tests, simulation calculations, operational measurements)
    • Demonstration of the possibilities and risks at an industrial plant
  • Potential benefits for the industry
    • Limits for H2 admixtures to natural gas at existing plant technology will be shown
    • Usability of H2 is demonstrated on an industrial plant

Funded by: Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Project sponsor: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (PTJ-ETN)

Term: 15.07.2021 – 14.07.2024

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