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

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.
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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

€ 191 392

Participants (11)

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ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 2 094 764

ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 328 021

CALVERA MAQUINARIA E INSTALACIONES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 440 038

SHAPINSAY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 175 162

COMMUNITY ENERGY SCOTLAND LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 832 103

THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 81 330

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 134 775

SYMBIOFCELL SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 280 650

THE SCOTTISH HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL ASSOCIATION LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 83 878

GIACOMINI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 324 888

MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 32 999

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 700092

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 246 102,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 000 000

Coordinated by:

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

Spain