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Building Innovative Green Hydrogen systems in an Isolated Territory: a pilot for Europe

Objective

BIG HIT will create a replicable hydrogen territory in Orkney (Scotland) by implementing a fully integrated model of hydrogen production, storage, transportation and utilisation for heat, power and mobility. BIG HIT will absorb curtailed energy from two wind turbines and tidal turbines on the islands of Eday and Shapinsay, and use 1.5MW of PEM electrolysis to convert it into ~50 t pa of hydrogen. This will be used to heat two local schools, and transported by sea to Kirkwall in 5 hydrogen trailers, where it will be used to fuel a 75kW fuel cell (which will provide heat and power to the harbour buildings, a marina and 3 ferries when docked), and a refuelling station for a fleet of 10 fuel cell vehicles.

The project employs a novel structure to manage the hydrogen trading, and dissemination that includes a follower territory and associations of over 1640 isolated territories.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-IA - 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
€ 191 392,52

Participants (11)

ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 208 181
Address
Atlas Way 22
S4 7QQ Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 214 604
Address
School Place Council Offices
KW15 1NY Kirkwall Orkney
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CALVERA MAQUINARIA E INSTALACIONES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 440 038
Address
Polígono Industrial El Sabinar 7-B
50290 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SHAPINSAY DEVELOPMENT TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 307 888
Address
The Boathouse Balfour
KW17 2DX Orkney Scotland
Activity type
Other
COMMUNITY ENERGY SCOTLAND LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 832 103
Address
67A Castle Street
IV2 3DU Inverness
Activity type
Other
THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 81 330
Address
Back Road Old Academy
KW16 3AW Stromness
Activity type
Other
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 134 775
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYMBIO
France
EU contribution
€ 147 923,48
Address
14 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud
38600 Fontaine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE SCOTTISH HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL ASSOCIATION LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 83 878
Address
Energy Technology Centre Scottish Entreprise Technology Park
G75 0QF East Kilbride
Activity type
Other
GIACOMINI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 324 888
Address
Via Per Alzo 39
28017 San Maurizio D Opaglio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS
Malta
EU contribution
€ 32 999
Address
Triq Francesco Buonamici
FRN 1700 Floriana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)