POWER PLANT                                    Energy storage and nano silicon dioxide

 

 

 

Economic efficiency thanks to dual use

Entirely free from fossil fuels

Energy storage efficiency greater than 38%

Produces electricity and nano silicon dioxide

 

 

E N E R G Y S T O R A G E   A N D   N A N O  S I L I C O N D I O X I D E

 

TWO IN ONE

 

Silicon, like coal or gas, harbours energy. The new method can exploit this source of energy, without loss, and at the same time produce valuable nano silicon dioxide.

 

Unlimited amounts of silicon can be produced from just sand and energy.

 

Many places have the luxury of more than enough electrical energy, but unfortunately not always when it is needed, and the expansion of wind and solar energy technology will only exacerbate the problem of storing energy. The power plant developed by our partners presents a solution to this problem, by using excess electricity for the continuous production of silicon, thus making energy unlimited and 'stockpiling' it for later use. Silicon

offers the advantages of ease of storage, transportation and use.

 

The power plant is supplied with silicon as its source of energy, which produces electrical energy as it burns. The power plant is capable of feeding electricity into the grid at very short notice, similar to a gas turbine plant.

 

At the same time, the plant produces valuable nano silicon dioxide. The added value is both in the electrical energy and the production of nano silicon dioxide.

 

 

The method has a very high level of efficiency

• There are no waste products

• The energy can be stored for as long as needed

• There are no concerns about the storage of hydrogen (which can be problematic)

• It is freely scalable

• The raw materials are available worldwide and in unlimited quantities

• There is 100% independence from fossil fuels

• It offers a political solution to CO2 problems

• It offers economic efficiency thanks to dual use

 

 

Estimate of profitability

 

The plant can be scaled accordingly, and even small block power plants are possible. The following is one potential scale as an example. This plant is capable of producing 760 standard m³ of hydrogen per hour, in addition to processing a total of 3,888 tonnes of silicon per year.

 

Solutions for energy storage and production of nano silicon dioxide. 
2 raw products enable a very high level of efficiency.

One plant produces 760 standard m³ of H2 per hour, 360 days a year.

SiOgenerator

SiO2  production per year based on a yield of € 1.50 per kg of nano Sol SiO2

7,776 t SiO2, corresponds to € 11,640,000

Hydrogen production per year/MW calorific value (yield of € 0.04/kW)

21,970,080 kW, corresponds to  878,000

Electricity per year MW

864 kW (€ 34,560) plant energy costs

Investment in plant, annual depreciation (10 years)

Investment € 11,400,000 of which

1/10 = € 1,140,000 excluding maintenance and repair

Si cost (€ 0.60-1.50 per kg)

3,888,000 kg Si at € 1.00 = € 3,888,000

Electrolyte cost per year

50 g per kW H= 180,000 kg at € 4.00 = € 720,000

Misc. operating costs

10% of investment in plant (primarily feed pumps) = € 11,400,000, over 10 years = € 1,140,000 per year

Annual yield incl. depreciation and maintenance and repair

€ 5,619,440

 

Chemical description of energy recovery

 

Input

Output

Water with silicon

H2

36 g

Si 

28 g

SiO2 + 

60 g

H+

4 g

Energy

 

Technical details

 

Energy storage

 

The entire plant can operate hydrogen production at temperatures not exceeding 100°C and a pressure of approx. 0.1 bar.

 

There are no waste products.

 

One kilogramme of silicon can produce 5.6 kWh of hydrogen.

 

The energetic efficiency of the plant is dependent on the energy that is required to produce one kilogramme of silicon. The guaranteed value is 14 kWh/kg silicon, giving an efficiency level of 38%. Other methods range from 12 to 8 kWh/kg, which gives rise to an efficiency level of up to 67%.

 

The system can ramp up with extreme speed, and increase hydrogen production. The resulting hydrogen is not stored, rather processed and converted into electricity immediately, which alleviates concerns about its storage (which can be problematic).

 

Nano silicon dioxide

 

One kilogramme of silicon can produce approx. two kilogrammes of nano silicon dioxide with a particle size of 20–145 nanometres. Nano silicon dioxide is a highly sought-after material in the construction industry, and new production methods for cement and porcelain are likely to increase demand still further.

 

This is who we are and what we can offer

 

VIS Group business partners have been working since 2005 on the development of new and innovative methods of energy production. Nanotechnology and inorganic materials are our key strengths.

Our goal is to develop products with unique capabilities that are in line with the demands of the market.

 

Take advantage of our expertise, we would be happy to give you our support.