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PEM ElectroLYsers FOR operation with OFFgrid renewable installations

Objective

Hydrogen production by PEM water electrolysers (PEMWE) has the potential of becoming a key enabling technology in the deployment of FCH technologies in the future energy market as an energy storage system able to deliver hydrogen to different applications and enabling a high penetration of renewable energy sources (RES). PEMWE has showed capabilities in the emerging hydrogen scenarios to be a valid alternative to previously developed technologies, especially considering the dynamic and versatile operation expected of hydrogen production methods when integrated with RES.

Despite the advances and improvements experienced to date with these systems, the technology needs to be further improved if it is to be installed as a competitive solution for energy markets and even more so in the case of off-grid configurations due to their particularities. The development of an autonomous off-grid electrolysers as an energy storage or backup solution (e.g. replacing diesel engines) is an unusual and challenging goal because it needs to have the capability of being directly coupled to RES in locations where the electricity grid is not deployed or weak.

The main goal of the ELY4OFF proposal is the development and demonstration of an autonomous off-grid electrolysis system linked to renewable energy sources, including the essential overarching communication and control system for optimising the overall efficiency when integrated in a real installation

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2015-1
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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
€ 615 625

Participants (4)

ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 877 350
Address
Atlas Way 22
S4 7QQ Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTRUMENTACION Y COMPONENTES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 281 000
Address
Calle Alaun 8 Pla Za
50197 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EPIC POWER CONVERTERS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 337 862
Address
Calle F Oeste, Nave 93, Grupo Quejido, Pol. Malpica
50016 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 203 380
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations