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Cogeneration of Hydrogen and Power using solid oxide based system fed by methane rich gas

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 735692

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2017

  • End date

    31 July 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 868 158,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 896

Coordinated by:

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

Italy

Objective

To achieve European ambitions to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases by 80% before 2050, emissions of the transport and the energy sectors will need to decrease drastically. The Hydrogen Economy offers ready solutions to decarbonize the transport sector. Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) close to be deployed in the market in increasing numbers. For FCEVs to be introduced to the market in volumes, a network of hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) first has to exist. Green hydrogen is figured, in the medium – long term, as the target technology to decarbonize the transport sector. Indeed, this will not be commercially attractive in the first years. Similarly, new-built hydrogen supply capacity will not be viable in the first years with low demand.
CH2P aims at building a transition technology for early infrastructure deployment. It uses widely available carbon-lean natural gas (NG) or bio-methane to produce hydrogen and power with Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology. Similar to a combined heat and power system, the high quality heat from the fuel cell is used to generate hydrogen.
CH2P therefore generates hydrogen and electricity with high efficiencies (up to 90%) and a reduced environmental impact compared to conventional technologies. The system will have high dynamic (more than 50% of energy will be in form of hydrogen), purity level of hydrogen at 99.999%, a CO-level lower than 200 ppb. The target cost for the hydrogen generated will be below 4,5 €/kg. The overall technology concept will be based on modularity to enable a staged deployment of such infrastructure.
CH2P will realize two systems, one with hydrogen generation capacity of 20 kg/day, for components validation, and another at 100 kg/day for infield testing.
A dissemination campaign will use the project results to demonstrate the technical readiness of CH2P technology, while industrial partners are committed to enter the market after the project end.
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Coordinator

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

Address

Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 461 000

Participants (7)

SOLIDPOWER SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 483 000

SOLIDPOWER SA

Switzerland

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 549 916

HYGEAR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 915 730

SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 370 000

VERTECH GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 220 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 735692

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2017

  • End date

    31 July 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 868 158,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 896

Coordinated by:

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

Italy