The shift to renewable energy is something tangible, with power and heat generated in an environmentally-friendly way. The aim is a CO2-neutral supply of the Campus. Thanks to a highly technologized energy hub and the use of solar power and renewable energies, the CO2 climate protection targets for 2050 are achieved even before commissioning – and at the same price as conventionally generated energy.
Solar energy, regenerative energies and state-of-the-art storage technologies are combined.
This is made possible, by means of a solar glass roof on the innovation campus. Bioreactors with algae growing inside are installed on the facades for energy production. Algae consumes CO2 and produces oxygen and heat. The back-up is a combined heat and power plant which runs solely on biomethane. Renewable energies are stored using power-to-heat and power-to-cold.
EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf is smart in terms of energy: it will be part of a network of environmentally-compatible energy generators and storage providers in the region.