The German ‘‘Energiewende’’ is heavily based on electric power and, therefore, requests solutions to serve non-electric
energy uses and to store electric energy in large scale. Synthetic natural gas (SNG) produced with hydrogen from water
electrolysis and with CO2 from mainly renewable sources is one approach. For the catalytic SNG production efficient
removal and utilization of the reaction heat is the main issue. A metallic honeycomb-like carrier-based reactor proved in
laboratory scale to match this challenge. This type of reactor shows good heat conductivity and enables optimized operation.
In the EU-funded project Store&Go the honeycomb methanation is scaled up to MW-scale. For this, heat transfer
and kinetic data were determined experimentally and used in CFD calculations for the reactor design. Finally a SNG plant
with 1MW feed-in will be built and fully integrated operation will be shown.