Renewable Energy Program Could Make Fracking and Biofuels Obsolete
Project Volt Gas Volt, a new green program, shows the potential of storing renewable energy in surplus, which could make nuclear energy, natural gas, fracking, and biofuels seem like energy sources from the past.
Project Volt Gas Volt (VGV) offers a completely reliable, safe phase-out of nuclear power and fossil fuels and demonstrates how renewable energy can now “keep the lights on” without disruption, thanks to a new technology and long term financing proposal for the project, making it possible to store surplus energy from wind, solar and nuclear sources, potentially rendering nuclear energy, natural gas, “fracking”, and first generation biofuels obsolete.
A breakthrough in energy storage permits a constant flow of electricity, allowing for a shift to 100% renewable energy sources, overcoming the major obstacle of intermittent flow of energy.
For the first time, surplus electricity that is generated by wind farms and solar parks and converted into methane can be stored for months in the existing natural gas grid. The surplus of energy makes it the battery for renewable energy while simultaneously making hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) obsolete.
The methane would be used to produce electricity, and district heating, or as a motor fuel.
“We will use the surplus energy from nuclear, now largely wasted at night, to help pay for the exit from nuclear. And we will use the CO2 generated from burning waste, biomass and from steel mills and cement plants to generate the methane,” said Professor Robert I. Bell, a leader of the project.