The Hyflexpower* consortium is delighted with the success of an industrial-scale Power-to-H2-to-Power demonstrator in the French department of Vienne.
This programme, which is located at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Saillat-sur-Vienne, becomes the first industrial site in the world to introduce an built-in hydrogen demonstrator.
The aim of this project is to clearly demonstrate that green hydrogen can be used as a flexible means of energy storage which can then be used to power a high-powered industrial turbine. The hydrogen is produced on-site with an electrolyser and used in a gas turbine with a mixture of 30% hydrogen and 70% natural gas by volume for electricity production.
This project marks the implementation of the world’s first industrial-scale Power-to-H2-to-Power demonstration with a cutting edge turbine with high levels of hydrogen. The next trials of the Hyflexpower project are planned for the summer of 2023 to increase the hydrogen levels to 100%.
*Stakeholders involved in the project are ENGIE Solutions, Siemens Energy, Centrax, ARTTIC, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the universities NTUA Athens (Greece), Lund (Sweden), Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and UCL (UK). The project is receiving significant funding from the European Commission, with two-thirds of the €15.2 million investment coming from the EU’s Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation.
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King