Hydrogenics-led consortium to develop hydrogen storage system in Belgium
Dec 10, 2012 - Canadian fuel cell and hydrogen generation specialist Hydrogenics Corp (TSE:HYG) said Monday it had won a project to build a hydrogen storage system in Belgium in cooperation with eight partners.
The European Commission is to provide EUR 2.86 million (USD 3.69m) for the Don Quichote project at a site near Brussels. The project will include a 350 bar electrochemical compressor, a 30Nm3 PEM electrolyser system and a 90-kW fuel cell system combined to evaluate the technical and economic viability of an integrated hydrogen storage system for renewable power connected to a hydrogen refueling capacity. The project is designed to boost the existing 350 bar fueling station's capacity to 130 kilogrammes per day.
The project's objective is to bolster renewable-based power, grid balancing, sustainable mobility and the use of clean hydrogen.
In addition to Hydrogenics, the consortium includes Belgian grocery chain Colruyt Group, the EC's Joint Research Centre, the European Hydrogen Association, Dutch firm hyET Hydrogen Efficiency Technologies, Iceland New Energy Ltd, German company PE International, German regulatory agency TUV Rheinland Group and Belgian firm WaterstofNet.