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

BIG HIT
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
H2020
Call for proposals: 
2015
Project Pillar: 
Overarching

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. 

Project details
Project reference: 
700092
Topic: 
FCH-03.2-2015: Hydrogen territories
Contract type: 
Innovation Action
Start date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016
End date: 
Friday, April 30, 2021
Duration: 
60 months
Project cost: 
7,246,102.50 €
Project funding: 
5,000,000.00 €
Coordinator: 

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

Contact: 
Jesus SIMON
Other participating organisations: 
ITM POWER  UK
ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL UK
CALVERA MAQUINARIA E INSTALACIONES SL ES
SHAPINSAY DEVELOPMENT TRUST UK
COMMUNITY ENERGY SCOTLAND LIMITED UK
EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LTD UK
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET DK
SYMBIOFCELL SA FR
THE SCOTTISH HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL ASSOCIATION LTD UK
GIACOMINI SPA IT
MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE MT

 

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