EMEC-led project in Orkney to produce tidal power and hydrogen

AREVA H2Gen Electrolyser (Credit AREVA H2Gen)

June 11 (Renewables Now) - The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is leading a consortium that will develop in Orkney, Scotland, an all-in-one system that produces both tidal power and hydrogen.

The so-called Integrating Tidal Energy into the European Grid (ITEG) project, with a budget of EUR 11 million (USD 13m), will see an AREVA H2Gen electrolyser run on power generated by a 2-MW SR2-2000 floating tidal energy converter manufactured by Scotrenewables Tidal Power. The devices will be installed at EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal test site off the northern Orkney island of Eday.

Apart from EMEC, Scotrenewables and AREVA H2Gen, the other participants in the consortium are: the Energy Systems Catapult, Energy Valley/New Energy Coalition, University of Caen Normandy, University of Le Havre Normandy, Ghent University and the Normandy Development Agency.

The project is funded by the Interreg NWE programme, part of the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.180)

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