On February 13, 2017 Hydrogenics, partner in the 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 new, state-of-the-art 1.2 MW PEM electrolyser, will be delivered to Hobro, Denmark for the HyBalance project. The production of green hydrogen is expected to start in fall 2017.
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 on February 13, in Oevel, in presence of Air Liquide, the project leader, and the FCH JU, which was a unique opportunity for the 50 participants to see the electrolyser before it is being shipped to Denmark.
Read more about the HyBalance project here: www.hybalance.eu
The HyBalance project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 671384. The Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and France, Germany, Denmark and Belgium. www.fch.europa.eu. The HyBalance project has furthermore received funding from the Danish ForskEL program, which is administered by Energinet.dk.