PEM ElectroLYsers FOR operation with OFFgrid renewable installations

ELY4OFF
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
H2020
Call for proposals: 
2015
Project Pillar: 
Energy

Hydrogen production by PEM water electrolysers (PEMWE) has the potential of becoming a key enabling technology in the deployment of FCH technologies in the future energy market as an energy storage system able to deliver hydrogen to different applications and enabling a high penetration of renewable energy sources (RES). PEMWE has showed capabilities in the emerging hydrogen scenarios to be a valid alternative to previously developed technologies, especially considering the dynamic and versatile operation expected of hydrogen production methods when integrated with RES. Despite the advances and improvements experienced to date with these systems, the technology needs to be further improved if it is to be installed as a competitive solution for energy markets and even more so in the case of off-grid configurations due to their particularities. The development of an autonomous off-grid electrolysers as an energy storage or backup solution (e.g. replacing diesel engines) is an unusual and challenging goal because it needs to have the capability of being directly coupled to RES in locations where the electricity grid is not deployed or is weak. The main goal of the ELY4OFF project is the development and demonstration of an autonomous off-grid electrolysis system linked to renewable energy sources, including the essential overarching communication and control system for optimising the overall efficiency when integrated in a real installation.

Project details
Project reference: 
700359
Topic: 
FCH-02.1-2015: Improved electrolysis for Off-grid Hydrogen production
Contract type: 
Research & Innovation Action
Start date: 
Friday, April 1, 2016
End date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Duration: 
36 months
Project cost: 
2,315,217.50 €
Project funding: 
2,315,217.50 €
Coordinator: 

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

Contact: 
Diego EMBID
Other participating organisations: 
ITM POWER UK
INSTRUMENTACION Y COMPONENTES SA ES
EPIC POWER CONVERTERS SL ES
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES (CEA) FR

 

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