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New market launch program proposed for Power-to-X in Germany

The German news website energate reports on a concrete proposal for a market launch program for Power-to-X technologies. The principal of the paper is the so-called Power-to-X alliance, composed of renowned companies such as Uniper, Ontras, Audi and Airbus, the DVGW and the German Hydrogen Association. According to this plan, plants with a total capacity of 1,500 MW for the production of green hydrogen, synthetic methane and downstream fuels would be subsidized by a certificate system between 2019 and 2027. The total funding volume amounts to almost 1.1 billion euros. Two accompanying reports come to the conclusion that such a program is legally possible and economically viable.

23 November 2017 at 09:52

White Paper on power-to-gas published by European Power to Gas Platform

The European Power to Gas Platform has published a White Paper on power-to-gas in a decarbonized Euroepan energy system based on renewable energy sources. This White Paper introduces the different services power-to-gas can provide to the energy and transport sector as well as chemical and processing industries and gives an overview on the economic potential. It also reflects the technological state-of-the-art and describes expected developments.

19 September 2017 at 10:34

New study released on potential role of power-to-gas in the e-Highway2050 study

The European Power to Gas Platform released a study addressing the economic and system implications of using large scale power-to-gas installations in a purely renewables based European energy system. After the publication of the e-Highway2050 study in 2015, a study with the overarching objective to map out a pan-European electricity transmission network capable of meeting European energy needs between 2020 and 2050, the members of the European Power to Gas Platform identified a need to investigate whether there is a potential of power-to-gas in this context. In order to reach this objective, one interconnection was chosen as object of study from the reference (100% RES) scenario form the e-Highway2050 study and compared to number of power-to-gas cases in terms of total system costs.

18 September 2017 at 17:24

Fraunhofer IISB builds long-term energy storage with hydrogen technology

A world-wide unique system for the compact storage of large quantities of energy is set up at Fraunhofer IISB in Erlangen and integrated into a modern DC power grid. As part of the center of excellence for electronic systems LZE, research is being conducted on how such an energy storage unit can contribute to the safe and clean energy supply of industrial plants and larger building complexes.

14 August 2017 at 10:34

Gasunie invests in first 1 MW Power-to-gas installation in the Netherlands

Gasunie has announced that it will invest in a power-to-gas installation at the site of the gas storage location near Zuidwending in the Dutch province of Groningen. Gasunie subsidiaries EnergyStock and New Energy aim to convert sustainable electricity into hydrogen at its Underground Gas Storage Zuidwending using approximately 5,000 solar panels. In addition, sustainable energy will be delivered to the project from Tennet’s high-voltage electricity grid. This pilot project (HyStock) will be the first power-to-gas facility in the Netherlands with a capacity of 1 Megawatt. The location is ideal because it offers the opportunity of future large-scale storage of hydrogen in salt caverns made suitable for gas storage. Through HyStock, the Gasunie subsidiaries aim to contribute, together with market parties, to the further development of the hydrogen market and apply new technologies on a larger scale.

18 July 2017 at 14:36

NEL Hydrogen enters framework agreement to install 100 MW power-to-gas plant in France

During the 1st International Conference on Electrolysis (13-15th of June 2017) in Copenhagen, NEL Hydrogen announced it has entered a framework agreement with H2V PRODUCT, a subsidiary of Alain Samson owned SAMFI-INVEST Group, for the design, construction and maintenance of industrial-scale turnkey renewable hydrogen production plants. The H2V PRODUCT green hydrogen plants will be built in Les Hauts de France and Normandie Régions, next to the natural gas pipelines, where the site and exclusivity already are secured by the property prospector team of H2V PRODUCT. The first H2V PRODUCT hydrogen plant of 100 MW will be developed from 2018-2020, for a total contract value of approximately NOK 450 million.

18 July 2017 at 14:30

Hydrogenics Awarded 2.4 MW Power-to-Gas Plant in Germany

Mississauga, Ontario – March 22, 2017 – Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS; TSX: HYG), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Wind to Gas Südermarsch GmbH & Co. KG in Germany to deliver a 2.4 megawatt PEM Power-to-Gas system for hydrogen production. Located in Brunsbüttel, Germany, the installation will use Hydrogenics’ electrolysis technology to directly convert excess wind energy into hydrogen. The hydrogen will then be fed into the local natural gas pipeline, helping to reduce the region’s carbon footprint. Incentives for wind energy that cannot be fed into the grid will be phased out in the coming years; therefore wind investors are looking for innovative long-term solutions. The Südermarsch plant is expected to be up and running this year; additional terms were not disclosed.

12 April 2017 at 14:30

Exergetic Aspects of Hydrogen Energy Systems—The Case Study of a Fuel Cell Bus

Abstract: Electrifying transportation is a promising approach to alleviate climate change issues arising from increased emissions. This study examines a system for the production of hydrogen using renewable energy sources as well as its use in buses. The electricity requirements for the production of hydrogen through the electrolysis of water, are covered by renewable energy sources. Fuel cells are being used to utilize hydrogen to power the bus. Exergy analysis for the system is carried out. Based on a steady-state model of the processes, exergy efficiencies are calculated for all subsystems. The subsystems with the highest proportion of irreversibility are identified and compared. It is shown that PV panel has exergetic efficiency of 12.74%, wind turbine of 45%, electrolysis of 67%, and fuel cells of 40%.

17 February 2017 at 18:56

CertifHy Succeeds in Establishing the first EU-wide Guarantee of Origin for Green Hydrogen

The CertifHy Project, that is run by HINICIO, has finalized its work on developing a framework of the first EU-wide guarantees of origin (GO) for Green Hydrogen. At the CertifHy event on 19th October 2016 in Brussels the CertifHy consortium presented the project results and next steps to a large audience, consisting of leading industry, policy makers, industry associations and a standardization body. Additionally, speakers from a wide-range of international leading organizations such as European Commission, FCH JU (Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking), Hydrogen Europe, Air Liquide, BMW, Hydrogenics, Ekoenergy, Association of Issuing Bodies, Linde and Uniper looked at the topic from different point of views.

14 November 2016 at 10:33

Power-to-Gas, Roadmap for Flanders

In this project, that has been running in 2014-2015, a consortium of eight Flemisch industrial partners has analysed the different Power-to-Gas options available today. Business cases for various valorisation pathways for hydrogen, produced from renewable energy sources, have been evaluated with an outlook to 2030-2050. Recommendations were formulated about how the Flemish industry can position itself in this future promising market (in Flanders and worldwide).

17 October 2016 at 12:07