This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 735485. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Hydrogen Europe and N.ERGHY.
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.
DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.) is the German national research institute with a focus on aerospace, traffic and energy. The DLR-Institute of Technical Thermodynamics is active in the fields of renewable energy research and technology development for efficient and low emission energy conversion and utilisation. The section Electrochemical Energy Technology has long-term experience in fuel cells (SOFC, PEFC; DMFC and AFC) and water electrolysis (alkaline, PEM, SOEC), production technologies e.g., plasma technology, and system technology. The institute also works on techno-economic assessment of all aspects of renewable energy integration. Work on water electrolysis started in 1986 with the investigation and development on alkaline electrolysers and components.
NEL Hydrogen is the worldwide leader of alkaline electrolyser technology for the environmentally friendly production of hydrogen. Our range of electrolysers consists of both robust large scale, efficient atmospheric units as well as compact and flexible pressurised units. We have successfully delivered electrolyser solutions since the 1920’s and are looking for new innovative solutions for even more efficient production of hydrogen. NEL supplies large scale water electrolysis for different markets, including renewables (for solar grade polysilicone production), building industry (flat glass production, food industry (for hydrogenation), for chemical plants etc. Pressurised units fulfil demand for production of hydrogen using electricity generated with renewable energy sources (sun, wind). NEL provides full life cycle of the electrolysers from engineering to after-market support. NEL supplies both standardised and tailored systems to customers, including containerised plants.NEL HYDROGEN AS has its own development and test facilities in addition to production lines for commercial alkaline electrolysers
ITM Power is an AIM-listed company incorporated, registered and operating in England and designs and manufactures Hydrogen Energy Systems for Energy Storage and Clean Fuel production. As well as providing hydrogen plant for commercial sales, ITM has experience in all aspects of deploying and operating hydrogen systems. In the past three years ITM has been awarded planning permission in the UK for stations at 11 sites and has more applications pending. In 2015 ITM signed a strategic siting partnership with Shell for the delivery of three Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) in the UK.
ITM has a first class team of >60 engineers and scientists, based at two facilities in Sheffield, in the United Kingdom. The first facility is dedicated to fundamental research, including membrane and catalyst development and testing and has 24/7 testing capability with over 140 electrolysers test stations, it also hosts analytical equipment including; ICPMS, TOC, Instron, Potentiostat, GC and DSC. The production/scale up facility has engineering capabilities including CNC machinery; stack manufacture room and testing facilities.
The Foundation for the Development of New Hydrogen Technologies in Aragon is a private non – profit organization promoted by the Regional Government, other public bodies and private companies. Currently the Board of the Foundation is formed by sixty-six stakeholders belonging to all the economy sectors: automotive, chemistry, power generation, financial, educational, engineering, research and development centres and real estate. Its team of young professionals performs R&D as well as consultancy projects, in cooperation or assisting local and national companies.
The facilities include hydrogen production means (PEM as well as alkaline electrolyzers), storage, dispensing and final use in fuel cells, including vehicles (BEV and FCEV). More than 1.000 people visit yearly the FHA premises, mainly from schools and universities, hence contributing to the wider awareness and dissemination to the society.
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is ranked as one of the best Technical Universities in Europe, for its education and research, and for its strong collaboration with industry. The Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) is part of the Department of Electrical Engineering at DTU. It performs research with focus on the challenges of modern electric power systems. CEE contributes to solving the huge technological challenges related to transforming the electric power system into a sustainable, economic and reliable system with a major share of renewable resources. CEE has been involved in a substantial number of successful projects at Danish and EU levels focusing on easing the integration of renewable energy into existing power systems, and through electricity markets. CEE is recognised internationally for its contributions to various fields of Power Systems Engineering and Economics. CEE has about 100 employees and in the following DTU is used synonymous with CEE.
Royal NEN is the Dutch Standardization Institute, it is legally set up as a non-profit foundation. NEN is the Dutch knowledge-centre for standards and rules. NEN supports over 1400 standardization committees with 7000 members. NEN is the Dutch representing member in international standardization organisations, such as ISO, IEC, CEN and CENELEC.. NEN has the experience to create standards and protocols and disseminate them. NEN’s daily job is identifying the barriers for trade or the obstacles for introduction of new developments. Agreements between stakeholders are written down in standards. The NEN unit Energy Resources is experienced with standards and regulation concerning e.g. safety, health and environmental aspects related to gas, oil, hydrogen and alternative resources and fuels.
IHT Industrie Haute Technologie SA (IHT) is a Swiss company, active in the engineering, manufacturing and maintenance of very large scale high pressure alkaline water electrolyzers (HP AWE). IHT owns and has further developed the process/know-how of the companies (Lonza, Lurgi, GTec) which originally conceived and then commercialized (during almost fifty years) large scale AWE. AWE systems based on core IHT technology have been sold and deployed worldwide and represent, still today, the-state-of-the-art in terms of performance and reliability for this technology segment.
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts HSLU is supported by the six cantons of Central Switzerland. With 556 projects in research and development it actively contributes to the competitiveness and innovativeness of its sponsors. The research group Economics in Electrotechnical Innovation conducts applied research in Intelligent Energy Solutions. Work on the grid services market started in 2014 with the investigation of the market logics of direct marketing of renewable sources. The research group is now well established in the Swiss grid services market through its research in industrial facilities contributing to ancillary services.
EFCF AG is an independent, Swiss SME. It is fully dedicated to energy technologies, with focus on fuel cells and hydrogen as well as cleantech technologies including renewable production and efficient transformation of all kind of energy vectors. In this area EFCF AG takes part and supports research, development and PuD projects as well as technological initiatives and networking activities. One of the major strength of EFCF AG is the yearly organization, already more than 20 times, of the very well known European Fuel Cell Forum in Luzern Switzerland. In collaboration with the partner company Fomenta AG, EFCF AG provides services for industry and public institutions to set-up and to align strategies as well as focused concepts and business development. Beside this the realization, management and impartial assessment of both projects and research programmes belongs to the core business. EFCF AG has a distinct national (CH) and international network (Europe, US and partially Australia and Asia) and thus profound access to leading know-how for many energy technologies as well as the opportunity to collaborate case by case with technology specific network partners.
CEA (≈ 16 000 employees) is a French government technological research organization. The CEA is active in four main areas: low‐carbon energies, defence and security, information technologies and health technologies. In each of these fields, the CEA maintains a cross‐disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers. CEA Liten (Laboratory of Innovation for New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials) is one of most important European research centres on new technologies for energy. The team joining the project is the Laboratory of techno‐economic and Environmental Evaluation and Demonstration of Energy processes (L2ED) within the Hydrogen Department of the CEA LITEN. The lab holds a strong expertise on hydrogen production technologies both from technical and economic points of view. L2ED is currently managing several demonstration projects related to hydrogen production and its integration with renewable energy and the electricity grid. Within these projects, L2ED has developed competencies in systems characterization and associated experimental protocols, performances evaluation and techno‐economic modelling of electrolysis systems and associated applications.