Demonstration of new qualitative concept of hydrogen out of wind turbine electricity

Don Quichote
Framework Programme: 
Call for proposals: 
Application area: 
Hydrogen production & Distribution
Project Pillar: 

The project “Don Quichote” aims at the long-term demonstration of the readiness of the technology of the combination of renewable electricity and hydrogen; facts-based data generated in this project is the base for analysis for further deployment and implementation of combined systems “renewable electricity – hydrogen”. Linked to the technical demonstration emphasis will be put on analysis of regulation, codes, standards, on LCA/LCI, on total cost of ownership and on implementation ways all over Europe.

Project reference: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.2011.2.1: Demonstration of MW capacity, hydrogen production and storage for balancing the grid and supply to a hydrogen refuelling station
Project type: 
Contract type: 
Collaborative Project
Start date: 
Monday, October 1, 2012
End date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
60 months (originally), extended to 66 months
Project cost: 
€ 4,946,134
Project funding: 
€ 2,954,846

Hydrogenics Europe NV, Belgium

Dr. Jan Vaes
Contact email: 
Other participating organisations: 
Organisation Country
WaterstofNet vzw Belgium
Etablissement Franz Colruyt NV Belgium
TUV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH Germany
JRC-Joint Research Centre-European Commission Belgium
PE International AG Germany
Icelandic New Energy Ltd Iceland
FAST – Federazione delle associazioni scientifiche e tecniche Italy
(Hydrogen Efficiency Technologies (HYET) BV) The Netherlands