ITM Power PLC - Strategic Partnership and 10MW Electrolyser
'Green Hydrogen for
First project to deliver a 10MW electrolyser to
A pioneering Strategic partnership has been established to create new green hydrogen production facilities with clusters of refuelling stations across
The partnership's first project, 'Green Hydrogen for
A proposed green hydrogen production facility located on the outskirts of the city will be operated by BOC, using wind and solar power produced by
This project also supports the
Hydrogen fuel - which is particularly suitable for larger vehicles - is produced through a chemical process known as electrolysis, using an electrolyser to extract hydrogen from water. Powering the electrolyser from renewable sources like wind and solar power means the process is completed without any carbon emissions - making the hydrogen 'green'.
The new facilities planned by 'Green Hydrogen for
"While electrification will play a significant role in taking petrol and diesel vehicles off our roads and make an important difference for the planet, it can only go so far, and we're doing something about that. Our revolutionary approach - which really will be a game-changer - fully supports the large scale transformation needed to replace heavy diesel vehicles with cleaner, greener alternatives.
"By working with industry leaders
"Green Hydrogen for
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Hydrogen as a fuel - summary
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. It is produced in a number of ways, which vary in efficiency, carbon intensity and cost. Production methods include steam methane reformation (SMR), as well as being a by-product from the chemicals industry.
It is also possible to produce green hydrogen from electrolysis using renewable energy. This process extracts hydrogen from water with no emissions and is currently the only way to produce zero-carbon hydrogen.
Hydrogen is stored as a compressed gas at the refuelling station until its needed, when it is pumped into the vehicle under pressure. One of the key benefits of hydrogen is that refuelling is a fast and familiar process, which is similar to refuelling a diesel vehicle. It takes around 10 minutes to refuel a bus, which can cover a range of around 350km, and 5 minutes for a car enabling a range of 500km.
There are zero emissions from the fuel-cell vehicle - just clean water from the tail pipe - and they are virtually noiseless.
Hydrogen is a particularly suitable fuel for larger vehicles, such as buses and trucks. It offers a much better vehicle power-to-weight ratio than batteries, which makes it possible to travel long distances without significantly increasing vehicle weight.
Refuelling station infrastructure
There are four key components of a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. The first key component is the hydrogen supply, which can either be delivered to site from an offsite production plant or produced onsite. To produce hydrogen on-site, an electrolyser is required to extract hydrogen from water. Power to operate the electrolyser can be sourced directly from a renewable energy project, to produce 'green' hydrogen.
A compressor unit takes the extracted hydrogen and compresses it for efficient storage. The station also requires a hydrogen store, which is capable of storing hydrogen under pressure, and a dispenser for pumping the hydrogen gas to the vehicle under pressure.
To calculate the target pressure for the vehicle being refuelled, the station measures the ambient and hydrogen temperature and uses a test pulse to measure the initial vehicle pressure. The refuelling process starts with the equalisation of the low-pressure bank, followed by the equalisation of the medium-pressure and high-pressure bank. The station performs continuous leak monitoring during the refuelling process.
After refuelling, the station automatically switches to recharge mode and fills the storage banks.
Responsible for progressing Iberdrola's wind energy projects in the
BOC, a Linde company, is leading the
BOC is a trusted partner with over 25-years' experience progressing hydrogen as a fuel. It has worked on a range of infrastructure projects including the
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