The objective of the REGENERA project is framed within the Mission of promoting safe, efficient and clean energy for the 21st century. This requires the transformation of the Spanish energy system by reducing dependence on fossil fuels and integrating and managing renewable energies (RE). This transformation will make it possible to decarbonize the Spanish economy in line with the European Green Deal and the European Commission’s objective to achieve the Paris agreements and a prosperous, less dependent, more competitive and climate-neutral economy (zero GHG emissions balance) by 2050.
The main mission of the REGENERA project is to research innovative technologies to efficiently and economically store surplus renewable energy for use in existing industrial processes for the production of renewable fuels. This use is divided into two blocks that will offer flexibility to the industry for energy storage. On the one hand, Power to gas technologies will be investigated to enable the valorization of industrial waste and the production of renewable fuels (H2 and CH4) through the stationary storage of surplus renewable energy. On the other hand, an energy optimization process will be investigated to work in periods of renewable energy surplus or low electricity prices. This will allow:
- Reduce the cost of storing surplus renewable energy by 33%.
- Reduce the production cost of renewable fuels (H2 and CH4) by 35%.
- Promote the decarbonization of industries by 25%, resulting in an increase in the competitiveness of the industrial fabric.