GRASSHOPPER Project is addressing the challenges relating to the sustainability, affordability and security of supply hydrogen production technologies. It aims to realise a next-generation fuel cell power plant targeting stationary application in the MW-scale grid stabilisation with a more cost-effective and flexible power output, accomplishing an important reduction of the CAPEX.
This kind of power plant has a novelty compared to conventional fuel cell plants, which allows a dynamic and flexible operation that could run from 20 to 100% power for a demand-driven operation. This, along with a rapid response capacity, allows participation in electricity reserve markets, where the €/MW is higher.
The MW-size unit is based on learnings from a 100 kW pilot plant, which is now running in Seville in a start-up stage. When the FAT test period finishes, the plant will be transported to The Netherlands, where it will use the Hydrogen produced as a byproduct of the Chlor-alkali industry.
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- Publication date
- 23 March 2022
- Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking