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Project "H2Future" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.

VERBUND Solutions GmbH 

Organization address
address: Europaplatz 2
city: Wien
postcode: 1150 Wien
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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 17˙852˙540 €
 EC max contribution 11˙997˙820 € (67%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Demonstrate on a large scale the feasibility of using hydrogen to support integration of renewable energy sources into the energy systems, including through its use as a competitive energy storage medium for electricity produced from renewable energy sou...)
 Code Call H2020-JTI-FCH-2016-1
 Funding Scheme FCH2-IA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2021-06-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    VERBUND Solutions GmbH AT (Wien) coordinator 1˙883˙945.00
2    SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT DE (MUNCHEN) participant 5˙062˙856.00
3    VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH AT (LINZ) participant 3˙841˙093.00
5    K1-MET GMBH AT (LINZ) participant 487˙213.00
6    AUSTRIAN POWER GRID AG AT (WIEN) participant 97˙650.00


 Project objective

Under the coordination of VERBUND, VOESTALPINE, a steel manufacturer, and SIEMENS, a PEM electrolyser manufacturer, propose a 26 month demonstration of the 6MW electrolysis power plant installed at the VOESTALPINE LINZ plant (Austria). After pilot plant commissioning, the electrolyser is prequalified with the support of APG, the transmission operator of Austria, in order to provide grid-balancing services such as primary, secondary or tertiary reserves while utilising the commercial pools of VERBUND. The demonstration is split into five pilot tests and the quasi-commercial operation to show that the PEM electrolyser is able both to use timely power price opportunities (in order to provide affordable hydrogen for current uses of the steel making processes), and to attract extra revenues from grid services which improves the hydrogen price attractiveness from a two-carrier utility like VERBUND. Replicability of the experimental results at larger scales in EU28 for the steel industry (with inputs from TSOs in Italy, Spain and the Netherlands) is studied under the coordination of ECN. It involves a technical, economic and environmental assessment of the experimental results using the CertifHY tools. The roll out of each result is provided by ECN, together with policy and regulatory recommendations to accelerate the deployment in the steel and fertilizer industry, with low CO2 hydrogen streams provided also by electrolysing units using renewable electricity. The plausibility of this roadmap is reinforced at the on-start of the demonstration by the creation of an exploitation company involving the core industrial partners, which starts commercial operations of the Linz pilot plant right after the end of the demonstration. Dissemination targeting the European stakeholders of the electricity, steel and fertilizer value chain nourishes the preparation of the practical implementation of the results in the 10 years following the demonstration’s end.


List of deliverables.
Validated monitoring system Other 2020-04-16 13:40:59
Specifications of pilot test 5 / Use Case 5 Documents, reports 2019-05-29 09:51:15
Specifications of quasi-commercial operation Documents, reports 2019-05-29 09:51:14
Dissemination master Plan Documents, reports 2019-05-29 09:51:15
Specifications of final tests Documents, reports 2019-05-29 09:51:13
Specifications of pilot test 1/ Use Case 1 Documents, reports 2019-05-29 09:51:15
KPIs to monitor the demonstrations and perform the exploitation tasks Documents, reports 2019-05-29 09:51:14
Public Web Site Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-29 09:51:17
Specifications of pilot test 2 /Use Case 2 Documents, reports 2019-05-29 09:51:14
Specifications of pilot test 4 / Use Case 4 Documents, reports 2019-05-29 09:51:31
Specifications of pilot test 3 / Use Case 3 Documents, reports 2019-05-29 09:51:36

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