The ZEHTC "Zero Emission Hydrogen Turbine Center“ has been up and running in Finspång, Sweden since spring 2021. The demonstration plant is the first of its kind to combine solar energy and a gas turbine test center in a dynamic zero emission microgrid. At its heart is a PEM electrolyzer from H-TEC SYSTEMS.
The concept is to use photovoltaic energy to produce hydrogen, store it and later use it directly in the interconnected gas turbines, as needed. Hydrogen proves to be an optimal energy carrier for energy storage, even over longer periods of time. Optimizing its use in turbines will further drive this trend. Our partner and customer for the project is Euromekanik AB.
The demonstration project with H-TEC SYSTEMS ME100 electrolyzer shows the potential of this novel synergy. With a nominal output of 225 kW, up to 5.4 MWh of electrical energy can be converted into 4 MWh of hydrogen per day. This is equivalent to about 100 kg of hydrogen per day. The compact design of the unit, which is housed in a 20-foot container, makes it flexible for use at varied locations.
„We are very happy with our cooperation with H-TEC SYSTEMS. The technical concept as well as the support end response to project challenges has been great.“
Peter Rydebrink, Managing Director, Euromekanik