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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

Industrial-scale hydrogen storage on trial

EUROPE: Hydrogen systems supplier Hydrogenics is taking part in pilots across Europe to demonstrate the potential for hydrogen electrolysers for grid balancing and renewables integration.

14 October 2016 at 09:24

Flexibility at all costs?

In a future where our energy increasingly comes from renewables, flexible production is one of the key assets for facing these challenges, but flexibility solutions all come with a cost both energetic and financial, writes Filip van den Borre

13 October 2016 at 15:09

Zero-emission air transport – first flight of four-seat passenger aircraft HY4

On 29 September 2016, the HY4 aircraft took off on its first official flight from Stuttgart Airport. The HY4 is the world’s first four-seat passenger aircraft powered solely by a hydrogen fuel cell system. Researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) developed the aircraft’s power train and worked on the project with industry and research partners.

3 October 2016 at 09:08

Hydrogen drives Europe towards emissions-free transport

A clean revolution is quietly taking place on Europe’s roads. Hydrogen fuel cells are powering fleets of public buses and refuelling stations are being deployed. Building on the results of several pilot projects, uptake of the technology is accelerating rapidly, putting hydrogen fuel cells in a position to underpin zero-emissions transport Europe-wide.

13 September 2016 at 15:25