Research project ORBIT II

Expansion of a highly efficient trickle bed bioreactor and optimization of the methanation plant for commercial industrial use

Milestone reached in the ORBIT project

Successful reactor relocation to Regensburg.

The ORBIT trickle bed reactor for biological methanation was successfully dismantled in Nuremberg in week 10 and moved to its new location in Regensburg. There it has already survived its first endurance test with storm Eberhard. The plant, which was developed in Nuremberg in the BMWi-funded joint project ORBIT, is now ready for commissioning and subsequent trial operation in Regensburg. It will now be tested there for 12 months, converting carbon dioxide and hydrogen into methane. Afterwards, a further move to North Rhine-Westphalia is planned, where the plant will feed green methane into the DP16 natural gas grid of the city of Ibbenb├╝ren.

Author: FENES, Martin Thema