HyBalance electrolyser successful in hydrogen production testing

On February 13, 2017 Hydrogenics, partner in the FCH JU HyBalance project and developer of the new 1.2 MW PEM electrolyser, announced that the electrolyser has successfully produced hydrogen during the first stage of factory acceptance testing at Hydrogenics facilities in Oevel, Belgium.

The electrolyser will produce hydrogen from wind-generated energy and also enable grid balancing services. The green hydrogen will be used in multiple high value markets such as industry and clean transportation. Thus, the HyBalance project will not only validate highly dynamic PEM electrolysis technology and innovative hydrogen delivery processes involved but also demonstrate these in a real industrial environment by applying the latest high pressure hydrogen production and delivery equipment.

In continuation of the announcement, Hydrogenics hosted an inauguration ceremony in Oevel, together with the FCH JU and Air Liquide,  which was a unique opportunity for the 50 participants to see the electrolyser before it is being shipped to Denmark.

On the picture is (from the left): Filip Smeets (Hydrogenics), Bart Biebuyck (FCH JU), Hans Jørgen Brodersen (Hydrogen Valley Denmark) and Louis Sentis (Air Liquide).

Read the full press release here.

Read more about HyBalance project here.