Frederic Gloaguen researcher of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – CNRS (France) who is enrolled in the european project “Atlantic Network for Renewable Generation and Supply of Hydrogen to Promote High Energy Efficiency, HYLANTIC” gave an interview to a French Scientific Newspaper, in the frame of that european project. In the interview, Frederic highlighted the important role of hydrogen as an energetic vector and explained his work in this field, where he is working on the synthesis of new catalysts to improve hydrogen production.
HYLANTIC project has assessed the social perception of hydrogen as energy resource based on the current social understanding of the costs and benefits of hydrogen as energy resource compared to current alternatives, through a survey made to 200 people of different countries of the ATlantic Area (Spain, France, Portugal, Ireland and United Kingdom). The main results obtained by APRIA Systems are shown here.
HYLANTIC partners from ULEMCo, the company pioneering the adoption of ultra-low emission hydrogen fuel in the UK, has announced plans to launch a zero emission 50 kW (KVA) generator later this year. The zero emission genset is targeted for use in urban areas, where the impact of harmful emissions from non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) is increasingly being understood.
When running over an eight-hour construction shift, the 50 kW genset will use around 15-20kgs of hydrogen, depending on the average load. It will emit zero emissions from an air quality perspective, without any after treatment, and depending on the source of hydrogen, will save up to 640g/kWh CO2 against a diesel powered comparator. When tested under the Type D2 ISO 8178 generator set engine standard, it demonstrates class leading thermal efficiency from the engine of up to 45%.
The work builds on the exceptional results delivered recently by ULEMCo’s R&D partners, Revolve Technologies, on 100% hydrogen engines. Working in collaboration with a genset integrator, the two companies will provide a solution that applies their extensive experience of hydrogen energy systems with world leading capability in clean combustion approaches, and knowledge of practical customer operational needs. The companies note that alternatives such as batteries struggle to be practical options for the full range of off-grid and backup power generation requirements.
“Our initial work showed how an engine can be adapted to run on 100% hydrogen with zero emissions, and we were delighted to see the impressive overall efficiency results attained,” said Paul Turner, Engineering Director at Revolve Technologies. “Using hydrogen in this genset application instead of other zero emission alternatives like batteries, eliminates equipment down time for re-charging, and requires very little change of behaviour for the operators that would normally use diesel fuel. We believe that our prototype will gain significant interest from the industry.”
“This latest product represents a further opportunity for hydrogen fuel to make a real difference in reducing harmful emissions, and to support initiatives such as the new London ULEZ to improve air quality”, said Amanda Lyne, Managing Director of ULEMCo. “Our experience with commercial van fleets and trucks has given us valuable insights that have transferred to this first genset model.”
ULEMCo plans to have a production ready genset available in the Autumn, and to have a prototype available for potential customers to trial in the next few months. They plan to have the system on display at events like LCV 2019 in September, where it will be shown working to recharge EVs and for other standalone power requirements, demonstrating the future of emission free mobility and off highway equipment.
Several members of HYSAFER attended the 9th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, celebrated in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 21-26, 2019, where the presented the following works:
- Shentsov V., Makarov D., Molkov V. “Scientific Principles of e-Laboratory of Hydrogen Safety”;
- Shentsov V., Makarov D., Dery W. “Stand-Alone Hemisphere-Tank Rupture in Tunnel Fire: Effect of Hydrogen Inventory on Blast Wave Strength in Far Field”;
- Cirrone D., Makarov D., Molkov V. “Near Field Thermal Dose of Cryogenic Hydrogen Jet Fires”;
- Dadashzadeh M., Makarov D., Molkov V. “Modelling of Hydrogen Tank Fuelling”;
- Hussein H.G., Brennan S., Makarov D., Shentsov V., Molkov V. “Safety Considerations of an Unignited Hydrogen Release from Onboard Storage in a Naturally Ventilated Covered Car Park”.
It is a pleaure to announce the Workshop “Renewable Hydrogen Energy World”, that will take place on June 20-21, 2019 in Santander (Cantabria, Spain), during the celebration of the 3rd International Congress of Chemical Engineering ANQUE – ICCE 3.
As part of the activities of the European Project “EAPA_204/2016 – “Atlantic Network for Renewable Generation and Supply of Hydrogen to Promote High Energy Efficiency””, the workshop has been organized by the Scientific Committe chaired by Prof. Alfredo Ortiz (Universidad de Cantabria, Spain), Prof. Deborah Jones (Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, CNRS) and Prof. Carmen Rangel (LNEG – Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Portugal), with the support of the Spanish Hydrogen Association AeH2 and the Direção Geral de Energia e Geologia (Portugal).
This is the list of confirmed speakers for the Workshop “Renewable Hydrogen Energy World”, that will take place in Santander on June 20-21, 2918 durinG the celebration of the ANQUE-ICCE-3:
“The Future of Hydrogen Generation by Electrolysis: Status and Prospects”
Prof. Andreas Friedrich. German Aerospace Center (DLR). Germany
“Materials Chemistry Research for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen”
Prof. Steven Holdcroft. Simon Fraser University. Canada
“Membrane and adsorption based hydrogen purification for PEMFC applications”
Prof. Adelio Mendes. U. Porto. Portugal
“Roadmap to the Energy System 2050 in Germany – Hydrogen as a Key Energy Carrier”
Dr. Martin Robinius. Forschungszentrum Jülich. Germany
“Recent progress in safety of gaseous hydrogen storage”
Dr. Dmitriy Makarov. HySAFER. Ulster University. United Kingdom
“Maximizing renewable energy deployment by means of hydrogen as energy vector”
Dr. Javier Brey. H2B2. President of AeH2 (Spanish Hydrogen Association). Spain
“A Roadmap for Hydrogen in Portugal – Brief overview of the system approach used”
Dr. Paulo Partidário. Direção Geral de Energia e Geologia. Portugal
“Current situation and perspectives of R & D in Spain. Hydrogen as an energy vector”
Prof. Jesús Arauzo. Presidente del Panel “Energía y Transporte” de la Agencia Estatal de Investigación Española.
Due to the number of requests received, the abstract submission deadline for the “ANQUE – ICCE – CIBIQ 2019” has been extended to 17 April 2019.
High Quality papers are welcome for a Special Issue in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.
The third follow-up meeting of the European Project “Atlantic Network for Renewable Generation and Supply of Hydrogen to promote high energy efficiencya – HYLANTIC”was held in Belfast on March 15th, 2019 and it was hosted by the project partners from Ulster University. During the meeting the partners from the different institutions of the Atlantic Area presented their progresses in the project and discuss about the future actions to be done before next meeting that will take place in Bristol in October 2019.