The energy revolution must happen now. Unfortunately, it is simply not possible to replace the entire system at a stroke. Instead, we have to build on what we already have. Together, technologies based on electricity and gas can contribute to cutting CO2 emissions – not just in the electric power and heating sectors but in transport too. In the medium term, fossil gases are set to be increasingly replaced by gas from renewable sources.
The MethQuest research project is about creating new processes for generating renewable gas fuels and progressing existing technologies. At the same time, the project investigates appropriate optimization concepts for motors and engines in cars, ships and electric power generation systems. In addition, MethQuest aims to develop solutions for linking infrastructure for electricity, gas and heat and researches the possible effects and benefits the large-scale introduction of renewable gas might have in the energy sector in Germany.