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HyBalance

Objective

Power-to-Gas (PtG) is an innovative energy concept which will help to incorporate flexibility into
future energy systems, increasingly characterised by the use of fluctuating renewable electricity. One PtG option, dubbed Power-to Hydrogen (PtH2) is to produce hydrogen from water electrolysis applying cheap renewable electricity in times of surplus and providing it for re-electrification in times of electricity shortages or to other hydrogen end-users, whatever promises the best business opportunities. It has been shown by recent studies that these can be best exploited, if PtH2 simultaneously supplies hydrogen to more than one end-use sector. The combination of electricity and mobility sectors has been earmarked as being specifically relevant, promising high utilization of the electrolysers and hence possible revenues.
It is the purpose of the HyBalance project to demonstrate the concept of multi-sectoral hydrogen end-use in the renewable energy friendly environment of wind-rich Denmark at Megawatt scale with a PtH2 plant. A group of partners representing all steps along the renewable electricity to hydrogen to end-use value chain have convened to develop a PtH2 demonstration plant. This plant will be designed for combined operation providing both grid balancing services and hydrogen for industry and as a fuel for transport in the community of Hobro in the Danish province of Nordjylland. The plant will be used to demonstrate its feasibility to identifying potential revenue streams from PtH2 under today’s and future constraints (regulatory environment, state-of-art of key technologies), simultaneously applying most recent developments for hydrogen distribution and storage.
Relevant applications in the hydrogen production site’s proximity are: hydrogen refuelling stations for fuel cell cars and buses in Hobro, local industry and, as perspective, hydrogen storage in salt caverns located in Hvornum and Lille Torup.

Coordinator

AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED BUSINESS
Net EU contribution
€ 952 310,00
Address
Rue Cognacq-jay 6
75007 Paris
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 135 522,50

Participants (7)

Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 29 414,80
Address
Daimlerstr. 15
85521 Ottobrunn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 12 606,45
NEAS ENERGY AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 187 411,00
Address
Skelagervej 1
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 80 819,00
CEMTEC FONDEN
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 354 750,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 8 800,00
COPENHAGEN HYDROGEN NETWORK AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 225 279,00
Address
Hoje Taastrupvej 42
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 224 258,50
Region
Københavns omegn Hovedstaden
 
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FORDONSGAS SVERIGE AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 431 889,00
Address
Anders Personsgatan 14
41664 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 354 121,00
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
 
AIR LIQUIDE GLOBAL E&C SOLUTIONS FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 3 991 992,00
Address
Rue Cognacq Jay 6
75007 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 385 508,00
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
 
HYDROGENICS EUROPE NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 1 826 325,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Nijverheidsstraat 48C
2260 Westerlo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 602 435,00