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Grid Integrated Multi Megawatt High Pressure Alkaline Electrolysers for Energy Applications

Objective

The strategic goal of the ELYntegration Project is the design and engineering of a robust, flexible, efficient and cost-competitive single stack Multimegawatt High Pressure Alkaline Water Electrolysis of 4,5 T H2/day capable to provide cutting-edge operational capabilities under highly dynamic power supplies expected in the frame of generation/ transmission/ distribution scenarios integrating high renewable energies (RE) shares.

The final design of the MW HP AWE will be achieved on the basis of the development, validation and demonstration of a HP AWE industrial prototype of 250 kW (250 HP AWE) (TRL 7) comprising:
- cylindrical stack consisting of industrial size elementary cells (1,600 mm cell diameter)
- balance of plant (BOP)
- power electronics
- advanced communication & control system

In the early phase of the development process, great attention will be brought to the identification of end-user’s needs and relevant/critical operational requirements.

The target behaviour of the industrial prototype will be thoroughly demonstrated in an operational environment reflecting different on-grid integration schemes using power facilities already available to the Consortium (notably, 635 kW wind and 100 kW photovoltaic power plants).

As previously mentioned, the successful demonstration of the industrial prototype will be paving the way towards the implementation and the commercial deployment of the 4.5 T H2/day HP AWE technology in the frame of large scale demonstration projects which shall be the next step after the conclusion of ELYntegration.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON
Address
Cr Zaragoza N 330A Km 566 Cuarte
22197 Huesca
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 783 500

Participants (5)

IHT INDUSTRIE HAUTE TECHNOLOGIE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route De Clos-donroux 1
1870 Monthey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 346 913
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 293 503
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTRUMENTACION Y COMPONENTES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 625
Address
Calle Alaun 8 Pla Za
50197 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 768
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments