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Power-to-Gas in Austria

McPhy wins a €1.3M equipment contract in Austria for an innovative methanation plant operated by RAG.

McPhy, the designer, manufacturer and integrator of hydrogen equipment for the energy, transport and industrial sectors, has been selected by RAG, the Austrian underground gas storage specialist, to supply the hydrogen generation system for its highly innovative Underground Sun Conversion project.

RAG has developed an innovative approach to produce and store green methane from hydrogen generated by renewable energies and micro-bacteria. The synthetic natural gas will be produced and stored directly in a natural gas reservoir more than 1,000 m underground, then fed into the pipeline network to be delivered on demand to consumers. The project is now entering an industrialization phase, enabling RAG to gain reliable knowledge for future business applications. At the heart of this project, the hydrogen will be generated by a McLyzer 100-30 electrolyzer.

Designed by McPhy to limit their environmental impacts, its hydrogen generators combine a zero loss purification unit with a closed-loop system to minimize water consumption during its transformation into hydrogen. Their renowned durability will make it possible to support the Underground Sun Conversion industrial project over the long term.

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