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The concept of a hydrogen-based, clean, renewable energy system is currently investigated by European and Canadian industries and the JRC Ispra. The 100 MW pilot project aims to demonstrate the provision of clean and renewable primary energy in the form of Quebecan hydropower converted via electrolysis into hydrogen and shipped to Europe, where it is stored and used in different ways: electricity/heat cogeneration, vehicle and aviation propulsion and hydrogen enrichment of natural gas for use in industry and households. Phase II of the project concerns the detailed system definition. Two transport/storage modes are investigated: liquid hydrogen shipped in special LH(2) ships and methylcyclohexane as energy carrier shipped in normal product carriers. Phase III,0 will be a hydrogen demonstration programme on the utilisation of hydrogen in the fields of vehicle and aviation propulsion, steel fabrication, cogeneration and advanced techniques of liquid hydrogen storage.

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Authors: GRETZ J, JRC Ispra (IT);ULLMANN O, Ludwig-Bölkow-Stiftung, Ottobrunn (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Phase II of the 100 MW Euro-Quebec Hydro-Hydrogen Pilot Project, Frankfurt (DE), June 10, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36177 ORA
Record Number: 199110752 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en