Skip to main content

Hydrogen PROduction by MEans of solar heat and power in high TEmperature Solid Oxide Electrolysers

Objective

PROMETEO aims at producing green hydrogen from renewable heat & power sources by high temperature electrolysis in areas of low electricity prices associated to photovoltaic or wind.
Solid Oxide Electrolysis (SOE) is a highly efficient technology to convert heat & power into hydrogen from water usually validated in steady-state operation. However, the heat for the steam generation may not be available for the operation of the SOE when inexpensive power is offered (e.g. off-grid peak, photovoltaics or wind). Thus, the challenge is to optimize the coupling of the SOE with two intermittent sources: non-programmable renewable electricity and high-temperature solar heat from Concentrating Solar (CS) systems with Thermal Energy Storage (TES) to supply solar heat when power is made available.
In PROMETEO a fully integrated optimized system will be developed, where the SOE combined with the TES and ancillary components will efficiently convert intermittent heat & power sources to hydrogen. The design will satisfy different criteria: end-users’ needs, sustainability aspects, regulatory & safety concerns, scale-up and engineering issues.
The players of the value-chain will play key roles in the partnership created around the project: from developers and research organizations, to the electrolyzer supplier, system integrator/engineering and end-users.
A fully-equipped modular prototype with at least 25 kWe SOE (about 15 kg/day hydrogen production) and TES (for 24 hours operation) will be designed, built, connected to representative external power/heat sources and validated in real context (TRL 5). Particular attention will be given to partial load operation, transients and hot stand-by periods.
Industrial end-users will lead to techno-economic & sustainability studies to apply the technology upscaled (up to 100 MW) in on-grid & off-grid scenarios for different end-uses: utility for grid balancing, power-to-gas, and hydrogen as feedstock for the fertilizer & chemical industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2020-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 416 000

Participants (8)

CAPITAL ENERGY S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 220 250
Address
C/marques De Villamagna 3, Planta 5
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 345 156,25
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOLIDPOWER SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 480 000
Address
Avenue Des Sports 26
1400 Yverdon-les-bains
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Fundacion IMDEA Energia
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 625
Address
Avenida Ramon De La Sagra 3
28935 Mostoles Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
SNAM S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 88 750
Address
Piazza Santa Barbara 7
20097 San Donato Milanese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEXTCHEM SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 530 000
Address
Via Di Vannina 88/94
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STAMICARBON B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 53 750
Address
Mercator 3
6135 KW Sittard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)