DNV GL is the First to Heat Homes with 100% H2
DNV GL has chosen to incorporate the new Enapter electrolysers “EL 2.0” in a demonstration project in Rozenburg, Netherlands
January 7, 2019
Berlin, Pisa and Chiang Mai (January 7, 2019); DNV GL has chosen to incorporate the new Enapter electrolysers “EL 2.0” in a demonstration project in Rozenburg, Netherlands. The attempt is a first – never have homes in the Netherlands been heated with high-efficiency boilers on pure hydrogen before. In a consortium of partners including the municipality of Rotterdam and grid operator Stedin, Enapter’s Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Electrolyser is used to produce high-purity hydrogen gas from water and green electricity. In this project, the hydrogen gas will be supplied through a pipeline to the boiler room of a nearby apartment and provide heat to its residents.
Eight units of the electrolyser will produce a total of 4 Nm3 of hydrogen gas per hour. The EL 2.0 is extremely flexible and modular by nature. Rack-mountable in standard 19” cabinets, it can easily be stacked to form larger electrolyser systems. It is compact and simple to set up and operate using Enapter’s Energy Management System (EMS). The EMS provides insights on the hydrogen production and system performance, allowing remote monitoring and control. “Enapter is still at an extremely early stage,” says Enapter Chairman Sebastian-Justus Schmidt. “DNV GL is very experienced and a powerhouse in the sustainability field. It makes us extremely proud to supply a demonstration project with this visibility and impact.”
Hydrogen is a multi-talent that can serve many purposes. In this project, it will serve as an alternative to heating the built environment. Harm Vlap of DNV GL is convinced that replacing the consumption of natural gas with viable green alternatives will gain momentum in the coming years and can be scaled: “Hydrogen can be produced on-site from renewable energy sources and fed into the existing gas grid infrastructure. This will be a very viable option to substitute fossil fuels.”
The project is a demonstration project that investigates the use and applicability of green hydrogen technology and has the following additional partners besides DNV GL: Stedin, Municipality of Rotterdam, Ressort Wonen, Bekaert and BDR Thermea.
Enapter designs and manufactures highly efficient and modular hydrogen generators, using AEM electrolysis. Its core technology has a 10-year proven track record and is the foundation for the unique low-cost and compact hydrogen generation systems. Today, they are already used internationally in industries such as telecommunications, mobility, energy. The team combines electrochemical and IT expertise to drive the Hydrogen Economy from both hardware and software standpoints. Enapter has offices in Berlin, Pisa and Chiang Mai. For more information please visit the website www.enapter.com.
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