Patent Number: 8,715,581

Title: Modular power plant unconnected to the grid

Abstract: The invention relates to a grid-connected power plant, having the following systems which are adjusted in their capacitance to each other: a) a wind power plant, water power plant, solar-thermal system and/or photovoltaic system for the production of electrical energy for operating the systems b) through f); b) a CO2 absorption system for the absorption of atmospheric CO2; c) a CO2 desorption system for the desorption of the CO2 gained in b); d) an electrochemical or solar-thermal H2 synthesis system for the operating system e); e) a synthesis system selected from the group catalytic methanol synthesis, catalytic DME synthesis, catalytic methane synthesis; f) a storage system selected from the group methanol storage system, DME storage system, methane storage system. The invention also relates to the use of such a power plant and methods for the operation of such a power plant.

Inventors: Waldstein; Gregor (Salzburg, AT)

Assignee: SolarFuel GmbH

International Classification: B01J 8/00 (20060101); B01J 19/00 (20060101); F03G 6/00 (20060101); F03G 7/00 (20060101); F01K 27/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018