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PEM ElectroLYsers FOR operation with OFFgrid renewable installations

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
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FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON

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EU Contribution

€ 615 625

Participants (4)

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ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 877 350

INSTRUMENTACION Y COMPONENTES SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 281 000

EPIC POWER CONVERTERS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 337 862

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 203 380

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 700359

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 315 217,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 315 217

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON

Spain