COmbined hybrid Solution of Metal HYdride and mechanical Compressors for decentralised energy storage and refueling stations

COSMHYC
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
H2020
Call for proposals: 
2016
Project Pillar: 
Transport

The COSMHYC project aims at answering the needs identified by the MAWP of the FCH2 JU of increasing the energy efficiency of hydrogen production while reducing operating and capital costs, in order to make hydrogen a competitive fuel for transport applications. COSMHYC will develop and test an innovative compression solution from 1 to 1000 based on a hybrid concept, combining a metal hydride compressor and a mechanical diaphragm compressor, for hydrogen refueling stations and decentralized energy storage. The aim is to reduce the overall compression costs, by reducing investments down to less than 2000 €/(kg*day), reducing energy consumption by optimizing the interactions between both compression technologies. Maintenance will be reduced to <50% compared to mechanical compressors and life time will be improved, by decreasing the degradation down to <1% per year, thanks to the use of technologies with no moving parts and the implementation of appropriate remote control devices and corrective algorithms. In addition, the system will be significantly less noisy than a mechanical compressor (less than 60 dB at 5 meters). LBST will perform an analysis of the market requirements and define the main critical parameters, which will be used as an input for the research and development activities. MAHYTEC and EIFER will develop and test the metal hydride tanks and the metal hydride compressor, while H2 Logic will develop the mechanical compressor, with the support of EIFER regarding the thermal integration. The partners will jointly install, connect and test the hybrid compressor in a test facility of H2 Logic in Denmark during 9 months. At each stage of the developments and tests, the results will be used to perform a technical economic assessment of the solution compared to competitors with LBST. In parallel, Steinbeis will accompany the partners in organizing and managing the communication around the project, disseminating the results and preparing their exploitation.

Project details
Project reference: 
736122
Topic: 
FCH-01-8-2016 Development of innovative hydrogen compressor technology for small scale decentralized applications for hydrogen refuelling or storage
Project type: 
Research and technological development
Contract type: 
Research & Innovation Action
Start date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
End date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Duration: 
36 months
Project cost: 
2,496,830 €
Project funding: 
2,496,830 €
Coordinator: 

EIFER - EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV, Germany

Contact: 
David COLOMAR
Contact email: 
Other participating organisations: 
Company Country
MAHYTEC SARL FR
H2 Logic A/S DK
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH DE
Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik GmbH DE
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