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More efficient electrolysers to power green hydrogen

20 January 2023
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“Green hydrogen is positioned as an energy vector with the potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels”

TECNALIA, along with Ingeteam, Mondragon University and the UPV/EHU, is developing new electronic converters for electrolysis

TECNALIA is developing new electronic converters for electrolysis that will lead to faster, cheaper and more flexible hydrogen production and integration into the electricity grid.

The aim of the EP4H2 initiative, in which Ingeteam, Mondragon University and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) are collaborating, is to research innovative technologies to improve the efficiency, cost and flexibility of electrolysers, and thus move towards cost-competitive green hydrogen production.

Growing energy demand and rising global greenhouse gas emissions are driving today's society to search for new sources of renewable generation and cleaner fuels. Green hydrogen is positioned as an energy vector with the potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Advanced power electronics solutions

Participants in the initiative will work on innovative solutions that integrate artificial intelligence to develop electrolysers. These will optimally hybridise, integrate and manage hydrogen production with photovoltaics and storage systems in medium power applications for industrial, residential and community energy purposes.

They will also create solutions that optimise the integration of multi-megawatt electrolysers into the grid.

EP4H2 is funded by the Basque Government through the Elkartek 2022 programme.