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The 100 MW pilot project is to demonstrate the provision of clean and renewable primary energy in the form of already available hydroelectricity from Quebec, converted via electrolysis into hydrogen and shipped to Europe, where it is to be stored and used in different ways: electricity/heat cogeneration, vehicle and aviation propulsion, steel fabrication and hydrogen enrichment of natural gas for use in industry and households. In Phase II, the results of Phase I have been updated, cost calculations refined, environmental analyses undertaken and questions of safety and regulations investigated. The present Phase III,O is a hydrogen demonstration programme on the utilisation of hydrogen in the fields of vehicle and aviation propulsion, steel fabrication and advanced techniques of liquid hydrogen storage. This phase also involves detailed studies of safety measure and codes, along with socio-economic studies on the comparison of hydrogen with conventional fuels.

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Authors: GRETZ J, JRC Ispra (IT);DROLET B, Ministère de l'Energie, Québec (CA);KLUYSKENS D, Hydro-Québec, Montreal (CA);SANDMANN F, CONOC, Hamburg (DE);ULLMANN O, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik, Ottobrunn (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 9th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, Paris (FR), June 21-25, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36615 ORA
Record Number: 199210382 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en