The storage units are scheduled to be integrated into the research environment of the Hydrogen Terminal at the Technical University of Braunschweig in December 2023 and gradually commence operations in 2024. Key components of the research project include:
Prof. Michael Heere, Head of the Fuel Cell Systems and Drives Group: “At the research airport, we conduct basic research along the H2 conversion and transformation chain. GKN Hydrogen’s solution allows us to safely store a large amount of green hydrogen in a confined space and optimally use it for our research purposes. Storing hydrogen in metal hydride is a safe and durable alternative to current gas storage technology. We anticipate a lifespan of up to 30 years.”
David Sauss, Head of the Steinbeis Innovation Center (SIZ) energyplus on the construction
of the Hydrogen Terminal: “With this research project, we have the opportunity to create an energy center of the future and make the energy transition tangible. Additionally, we decarbonize a part of the research and create a nucleus for future projects and scientific work on hydrogen.”
The research project “H2-Terminal” at the Technical University of Braunschweig Research Airport is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with a total funding volume of over 20 million euros. It is a collaboration between the Steinbeis Innovation Center energyplus (siz energyplus) and the Technical University of Braunschweig.
About GKN Hydrogen:
GKN Hydrogen is pioneering safe, emission-free storage of green hydrogen to help users and organizations around the world achieve their carbon neutrality goals today and in the coming years. Utilizing its world-leading position in the field of metal powder solutions, GKN Hydrogen is bringing green, safe, and compact hydrogen storage solutions based on metal hydrides to market and offering a range of modular HY2 energy and hydrogen storage solutions.
Applications of GKN Hydrogen energy and hydrogen storage:
The modular systems are used in existing and new infrastructures to provide long-term storage of excess energy, ensuring the successful implementation of the energy transition. Applications include decentralized, off-grid energy supply in residential areas and purpose-built structures, their charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and CO2-neutral emergency power supply for hospitals, data centers, and telecommunications facilities. In industry, the 100% recyclable systems are suitable for use as process gas storage and reduce the CO2 emissions of energy-intensive manufacturing processes.
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