Swedish research institutions to develop hydrogen testbed
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Swedish research institutions RISE and Swerim will develop a facility for testing and evaluating different applications for electrolysis and hydrogen storage, RISE said today.
The testbed will be developed with funding support from the Swedish government innovation agency Vinnova, with the physical infrastructure to be built in Lulea, Sweden.
The step comes against the backdrop of increasing interest in electrolysis and renewable hydrogen, which could facilitate the transition to renewable power generation and climate-neutral industries and society.
"The testbed will be an open and neutral arena where you can evaluate and demonstrate both single components and entire value chains for a wide range of different hydrogen applications," explained project coordinator Anna-Karin Jannasch of RISE. "This may include energy storage, production of biofuels and green chemicals or hydrogen applications in the metallurgical industry," Jannasch added.
The testbed is being developed in partnership with a working group of around 20 stakeholders and future testbed users.