Improvements to integrate high pressure alkaline electrolysers for electricity/H2 production from renewable energies to balance the grid.

ELYGRID
Framework Programme: 
FP7
Call for proposals: 
2010
Application area: 
Hydrogen production & Distribution
Project Pillar: 
Energy

ELYGRID Project aims at contributing to the reduction of the total cost of hydrogen produced via electrolysis couple to Renewable Energy Sources, mainly wind turbines, and focusing on mega watt size electrolyzes (from 0,5 MW and up). The objectives are to improve the efficiency related to complete system by 20 % (10 % related to the stack, and 10 % electrical conversion) and to reduce costs by 25%. The work will be structured in 3 different parts, namely: cells improvements, power electronics, and balance of plant (BOP). Two scalable prototype electrolyzers will be tested in facilities which allows feeding with renewable energies (photovoltaic and wind)

Project reference: 
278824
Topic: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.2010.2.1:Efficient alkaline Electrolysers
Project type: 
Research and technological development
Contract type: 
Collaborative Project
Start date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
End date: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Duration: 
36 months (originally), extended to 38 months
Project cost: 
€ 3.752.760
Project funding: 
€ 2.105.017
Coordinator: 

Fundación para el Desarrollo de las Nuevas Tecnologías del Hidrógeno en Aragón

Contact: 
Pable Marcuello
Other participating organisations: 
Participant organization name Country
Industrie Haute Technologie S.A. Switzeland
Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt (EMPA) Switzeland
HELION S.A.S. France
Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH Germany
Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V. (VITO) Belgium
Lapesa Grupo Empresarial Spain
Instrumentación y Componentes S.A. Spain
Ingeteam Power Technology S.A. Spain
Commissariat à  l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives France
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