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Cogeneration of Hydrogen and Power using solid oxide based system fed by methane rich gas

Objective

To achieve European ambitions to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases by 80% before 2050, emissions of the transport and the energy sectors will need to decrease drastically. The Hydrogen Economy offers ready solutions to decarbonize the transport sector. Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) close to be deployed in the market in increasing numbers. For FCEVs to be introduced to the market in volumes, a network of hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) first has to exist. Green hydrogen is figured, in the medium – long term, as the target technology to decarbonize the transport sector. Indeed, this will not be commercially attractive in the first years. Similarly, new-built hydrogen supply capacity will not be viable in the first years with low demand.
CH2P aims at building a transition technology for early infrastructure deployment. It uses widely available carbon-lean natural gas (NG) or bio-methane to produce hydrogen and power with Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology. Similar to a combined heat and power system, the high quality heat from the fuel cell is used to generate hydrogen.
CH2P therefore generates hydrogen and electricity with high efficiencies (up to 90%) and a reduced environmental impact compared to conventional technologies. The system will have high dynamic (more than 50% of energy will be in form of hydrogen), purity level of hydrogen at 99.999%, a CO-level lower than 200 ppb. The target cost for the hydrogen generated will be below 4,5 €/kg. The overall technology concept will be based on modularity to enable a staged deployment of such infrastructure.
CH2P will realize two systems, one with hydrogen generation capacity of 20 kg/day, for components validation, and another at 100 kg/day for infield testing.
A dissemination campaign will use the project results to demonstrate the technical readiness of CH2P technology, while industrial partners are committed to enter the market after the project end.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 461 000

Participants (7)

SOLIDPOWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 483 000
Address
Viale Trento 115/117
38017 Mezzolombardo Tn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLIDPOWER SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenue Des Sports 26
1400 Yverdon-les-bains
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 549 916
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
HYGEAR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 915 730
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 370 000
Address
Lange Kleiweg 40
2288 GK Rijswijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 220 250
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)