This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund
Bennamann Energy is undertaking a programme to develop and demonstrate technologies that will enable fugitive methane sourced from farm slurry to be used to deliver rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging in rural locations (without access to the power grid/the need to upgrade the power grid). Additionally, the system provides better-than-net-zero bioheat for space/water heating domestic dwellings/office buildings. As the system is powered by fugitive methane (86 x global warming potential than CO2) from slurry lagoons, capturing and consuming this potent greenhouse gas results in climate repair.
Our truly disruptive EV infrastructure solution will allow businesses and communities to scale their EV infrastructure to meet increasing demand without having to invest in rapid-charging infrastructure. Three applications will be demonstrated: a farm-based EV charger; a village-based EV charger; and a domestic dwelling EV charger with biomethane and hot water provision for bioheat, and business models for their commercial roll-out will be developed.
The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction delivered by the demonstrators will be estimated and verified and an assessment undertaken of the climate change mitigation potential of the technologies if rolled-out at scale across the Cornwall & IoS area.