Energie- und Wasserstoffpionier GKN Hydrogen präsentiert sich als Hauptsponsor auf den Sustainability Days in Bozen. Der Austausch mit Politik, Wirtschaft und Umweltexperten gibt wichtige Impulse für den Einsatz von serienreifen Energiespeicherlösungen

Energie- und Wasserstoffpionier GKN Hydrogen präsentiert sich als Hauptsponsor auf den Sustainability Days in Bozen.
Der Austausch mit Politik, Wirtschaft und Umweltexperten gibt wichtige Impulse für den Einsatz von serienreifen Energiespeicherlösungen

  • Der Technologieführer für Wasserstoffspeicher nutzt das neue Veranstaltungsformat als Diskussionsplattform über die Nutzung erneuerbarer Energien.
  • Speicherung von grün erzeugten Energien als Schlüssel zum Erreichen ambitionierter Umweltziele

Bozen, Bruneck – 07. September 2022 Im Rahmen der Sustainability Days in der Messe Bozen präsentiert das Südtiroler Unternehmen GKN Hydrogen seine Wasserstoff- und Energiespeicherlösungen einer breiten Öffentlichkeit. Der Technologieführer nutzt das neue Veranstaltungsformat als Forum und den Diskurs mit Politik, Wirtschaft und Forschung.

 

Guido Degen, Chief Commercial Officer, GKN Hydrogen zum Stand der heutigen Technik: „Damit Unternehmen Ihre Klimaziele erreichen und Ihre Anlagen CO2 neutral aufbauen können, bieten wir einen Energiespeicher, mit dem sich aus erneuerbaren Energien grüner Wasserstoff gewinnen lässt. Einmal erzeugt, haben die Anwender die Möglichkeit den Wasserstoff direkt für Ihrer Produktionsprozesse und Anwendungen zu nutzen oder bei Bedarf, über Rückverstromung, als zusätzliche elektrische Energie in ihr Energiemanagement einzubinden. Durch die Verbindung von realer und digitaler Welt können die Betreiber unserer Systeme ihre Anwendungen digital überwachen, optimieren und effizient steuern.“

 

Ein aktuelles Beispiel ist der Arieshof in St. Lorenzen im Pustertal. Hier realisierte GKN, gemeinsam mit Partnern die Wasserstoffspeicherlösung für einen energieautarke Bio-Bauernhof, der gleichzeitig ein Landwirtschafts-, Bildungs- und Sozialprojekt sein wird. 

 

Gottfried Rier, Chief Technology Officer, GKN Hydrogen zum Projekt: „Das im Arieshof umgesetzte Energiekonzept, macht den Hof, dank des bisher weltweit einzigartigen Wasserstoffspeichers HY2MEDI nahezu autark und im Betrieb klimaneutral. Das System erzeugt grünen Wasserstoff aus der installierten Solaranlage und speichert ihn kompakt und verlustfrei in Metallhydrid.“

 

Den Umzug plant das Unternehmen für das erste Quartal 2023. Das Projekt beinhaltet einen, in der Zukunft erweiterbaren, Standort für bis zu 200 Mitarbeiter. Kernfunktionen des neuen Standortes sind die Entwicklung und Produktion und der Service für Energie- und Wasserstoffspeicher. Darüber hinaus werden Zentralfunktionen wie Einkauf, Supply Chain und Finanzen am neuen Standort angesiedelt sein. Das Unternehmen sucht aktuell junge Ingenieure und Fachkräfte, die mit Überzeugung und Engagement an einer CO2 freien Welt arbeiten möchten.

 
GKN Hydrogen Demonstrator Präsentation | Arno Kompatscher (Landeshauptmann Provinz Bozen) Enrico Giovannini (Minister sustainable infrastructure), Daniel Alfreider (Landesrat für Mobilität) und Johannes Hahn (EU-Kommissar)

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About GKN Hydrogen:

 

GKN Hydrogen, ist ein im Mai 2021 gegründetes Unternehmen der Melrose Industries PLC und leistet Pionierarbeit bei der sicheren Speicherung von grünem Wasserstoff. Das Unternehmen hilft Kunden auf der ganzen Welt, ihre ambitionierten Umweltziele zu erreichen. Das aus GKN Powder Metallurgy hervorgegangene Unternehmen entwickelt und vermarktet Anlagen und Lösungen für die Nutzung von grüner, elektrischer Energie und Wasserstoff. Die zu 100 % recycelbaren Speicher sind aktuell die zuverlässigste und sicherste Technologie zur Speicherung von Wasserstoffenergie. Die Systeme erzeugen grünen Wasserstoff aus erneuerbaren Energiequellen und speichern ihn kompakt und verlustfrei in Metallhydriden über lange Zeiträume. Bei Bedarf kann der grüne Wasserstoff direkt genutzt oder in Strom und Wärme zurückgewandelt werden, um Anwendungen in bestehenden und neuen Infrastrukturen zu bedienen. Das modulare System ermöglicht maximale Vielseitigkeit bei der Implementierung von Notstrom und netzunabhängiger Energieversorgung in Wohnhäusern, Zweckbauten, in der Großindustrie sowie bei Ladeinfrastrukturen für Elektrofahrzeuge. 

 

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GKN Hydrogen / Standort Bruneck / PR, Kommunikation, Marketing
Jasmin Da Rui
Telefon: +393428068612

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GKN Hydrogen, SoCalGas and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory agree to collaborate on the launch of an innovative hydrogen storage solution project ​

GKN Hydrogen, SoCalGas and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory agree to collaborate on the launch of an innovative hydrogen storage solution project

  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided $1.7 million in funding to deploy GKN Hydrogen’s innovative hydrogen storage subsystem at the Flatirons Campus of DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) near Boulder, Colorado
  • GKN Hydrogen’s technology can help balance supply and demand by storing hydrogen for future energy needs
  • ARIES = Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems, is a platform that conducts integrated research to support the development of groundbreaking new energy technologies
  • SoCalGas provided $400,000 of Research, Development, and Demonstration funding to the project. The utility will assist and identify potential commercial use cases

BOULDER, Colo. June 28, 2022 – GKN Hydrogen and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the companies will work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on an innovative green hydrogen storage solution. GKN Hydrogen’s HY2MEGA can enable safe, long duration clean energy storage without the need for compression. At scale, this combined technology could provide resilient power in case of widespread outages. It also highlights the technologies needed to reach carbon neutrality and accelerate clean fuel initiatives.


Two HY2MEGA hydrogen storage subsystems will connect to an electrolyzer and fuel cell at the ARIES facility on NREL’s Flatirons Campus near Boulder, Colorado. The electrolyzer will use renewable sources and produce green hydrogen to be stored in the HY2MEGA. The HY2MEGA stores the hydrogen in a solid state (metal hydrides), under low pressure in a compact footprint. According to GKN Hydrogen, its one of the safest ways to store hydrogen. The fuel cell will then convert the green hydrogen to produce renewable electricity. The two HY2MEGA’s will add an additional 500 kgs of hydrogen storage on site. The three-year project is set to launch at the end of this year.

“SoCalGas will leverage the large-scale hydrogen storage capabilities of GKN Hydrogen’s HY2MEGA from this project to help accelerate the commercialization and deployment of green hydrogen projects,” said Neil Navin, vice president of clean energy innovations at SoCalGas. “Ultimately, green hydrogen generation and storage will help decarbonize the energy system while assuring stability of the electrical grid to enable even higher penetrations of renewable sources of electricity.“


“This project is exactly what the ARIES platform was designed for: demonstrate the benefits of a new technology that efficiently stores energy produced from renewable electricity,” said Katherine Hurst, group manager and research scientist at NREL. “It brings together a national laboratory, a clean energy technology developer, and a large utility to work on solutions that help decarbonize the power grid. We are looking forward to working with GKN Hydrogen and SoCalGas to advance this technology.”

 

“Collaborations on green hydrogen projects are essential as we tackle this climate emergency,” said Frank Wolak, President and CEO of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA). “This project will demonstrate how hydrogen storage can help reduce carbon emissions and is an innovative step towards a clean future for everyone.”


Bruno Biasiotta, Chief Executive Officer at GKN Hydrogen said, “We are really honored to be working with great organizations like NREL and SoCalGas to validate and demonstrate green hydrogen as a megawatt scale energy source. To accelerate the energy transition hydrogen cannot just be part of the discussion, it must be part of the solution. This project will demonstrate that large scale green hydrogen storage with HY2MEGA can be used to help decarbonize and accelerate the shift to cleaner fuels.”

500kgs of Innovative hydrogen storage to be installed at the Flatirons Campus of DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) near Boulder, Colorado (PRNewsfoto/GKN Hydrogen Corp)

About GKN Hydrogen:

GKN Hydrogen is pioneering safe, emission-free green hydrogen storage to help organizations and societies around the world achieve their carbon neutrality goals today, and in the years to come. By leveraging GKN’s world-leading position in powder metal solutions, they are bringing to market green, safe, and compact hydrogen storage solution based on metal hydrides and offering a range of modular HY2 energy systems.

 

About SoCalGas:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest gas distribution utility in the United States. SoCalGas delivers affordable, reliable, and increasingly renewable gas service to 21.8 million consumers across 24,000 square miles of Central and Southern California. Gas delivered through the company’s pipelines will continue to play a key role in California’s clean energy transition—providing electric grid reliability and supporting wind and solar energy deployment.

 

SoCalGas‘ mission is to build the cleanest, safest and most innovative energy company in America. In support of that mission, SoCalGas aspires to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its operations and delivery of energy by 2045 and to replacing 20 percent of its traditional natural gas supply to core customers with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030. Renewable natural gas is made from waste created by dairy farms, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants. SoCalGas is also committed to investing in its gas delivery infrastructure while keeping bills affordable for customers. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra (NYSE: SRE), an energy services holding company based in San Diego.

 

For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas)Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook.

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GKN Hydrogen selected to be part of U.S. Department of Energy H2@Scale cooperative projects to help reach Hydrogen Shot

GKN Hydrogen selected to be part of U.S. Department of Energy H2@Scale cooperative projects to help reach Hydrogen Shot

  • DOE just announced nearly $8 million in funding for nine cooperative projects, one of which will include participation by GKN Hydrogen

  • GKN Hydrogen and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will validate and demonstrate the dynamic operation of a 520 kg hydrogen metal hydride storage subsystem integrated with the ARIES megawatt-scale hydrogen capabilities

  • ARIES = Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems, is a research platform that can match the complexity of the modern energy system and conduct integrated research to support the development of groundbreaking new energy technologies

  • This subsystem will include two GKN Hydrogen HY2Mega hydrogen storage tanks

Auburn Hills, October 15th, 2021 – GKN Hydrogen (GKN) is pleased to announce $1.7M of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office awarded to DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to add two HY2MEGA metal hydride hydrogen storage tanks to the hydrogen assets at the ARIES facility on NREL’s Flatirons Campus near Boulder, CO. GKN’s HY2MEGA storage subsystem will be connected to the megawatt-scale electrolyzer and fuel cell at the ARIES facility and validated by NREL scientists and engineers.  The performance of the HY2MEGA installation would be evaluated over a range of operational conditions and simulated use cases using the ARIES facility capabilities.  The construction schedule for adding the HY2 MEGA storage subsystem to the ARIES facility is expected to coincide with completion of the hydrogen assets in September 2022.

 

Peter Oberparleiter, Chief Executive Officer at GKN Powder Metallurgy, said:

„This a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with the DOE National Laboratories to validate and run megawatt scale use cases with our green, safe and compact metal hydride hydrogen storage solution.  Projects of this scale are needed to accelerate the adoption of zero emission technologies to help us all meet our future clean energy goals“

With its energy storage capacity of over 260kg hydrogen (~9MWh of energy), GKN’s HY2MEGA is the largest metal hydride storage on the market and ideally suited for energy supply applications where safety and compactness are crucial.

About GKN Hydrogen:

 

GKN Hydrogen, a division of GKN Powder Metallurgy, is pioneering safe, emission-free green hydrogen storage to help organizations and societies around the world achieve their carbon neutrality goals today, and in the years to come. By leveraging the business’s world-leading position in powder metal solutions, they are bringing to market green, safe and compact hydrogen storage solution based on metal hydrides and offering a range of modular HY2 energy systems.

 

GKN Powder Metallurgy, as a stand-alone business unit of Melrose PLC, today comprises four business units: GKN Powders, GKN Sinter Metals, GKN Additive and GKN Hydrogen. Together GKN Powder Metallurgy empowers over 6,000 problem solvers in 29 locations, setting its global technology network at the highest standard.

 

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GKN Powder Metallurgy
Alexandra Rohe, Global Communications Manager
E-Mail: alexandra.rohe@gknpm.com 

 

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GKN Powder Metallurgy to establish new business unit GKN Hydrogen

GKN Powder Metallurgy to establish new business unit GKN Hydrogen

  • GKN Powder Metallurgy launches new dedicated green hydrogen unit, GKN
    Hydrogen, on May 11, 2021, with a virtual market launch event
  • GKN Hydrogen is pioneering emission-free, safe and compact all-in-one
    renewable energy storage solutions to drive the global energy transition
  • GKN Hydrogen’s unique green hydrogen storage technology based on metal
    hydrides is the most reliable and secure system on the market
  • The Hydrogen unit launch reinforces GKN Powder Metallurgy’s global
    technology leadership in conjunction with other advances the business is
    making, including in 3D printing

Bonn, Germany – May 4, 2021 – GKN Hydrogen’s 100% recyclable product suite has been developed and refined over the last years to become the most reliable and secure hydrogen storage solution on the market. The robust systems generate green hydrogen from fluctuating renewable energy sources, storing it compactly and safely in metal hydride over long periods of time.

 

When needed, the green hydrogen can be used directly or converted back into electricity and heat for a variety of applications. The scalable system design allows for maximum versatility, from emergency power backup and off-grid energy supply to residential housing, maritime transport, and large-scale industry.

 

Peter Oberparleiter, Chief Executive Officer at GKN Powder Metallurgy, said: „GKN Hydrogen is an incredibly exciting venture that will play a key role at the forefront of the energy transition. Using a state-of-the-art technology with far-reaching implications and extensive scope for development, we are helping to solve the issue of hydrogen storage and provide a clean energy for all that is green, safe and compact.“

 

With the launch of GKN Hydrogen, its second business unit to focus on innovative technologies alongside GKN Additive, GKN Powder Metallurgy is strengthening its position as a provider of leading-edge technology solutions for the future. Leveraging the
business‘ world-leading position in powder metal solutions, GKN Hydrogen is pioneering safe, emission-free green hydrogen storage to help organizations and societies around the world achieve their carbon neutrality goals today, and in the years to come.

 

Peter Oberparleiter continues: „We created GKN Hydrogen after consulting with colleagues from across GKN Powder Metallurgy and are proud to be seen as an enabler for a decentralized, carbon neutral energy supply infrastructure. We are very excited to introduce our new business unit to the world on May 11, 2021. Our mission is to stop climate change, for ourselves and for generations to come.“

With its energy storage capacity of 260kg hydrogen (4.5MWh electrical energy), GKN’s HY2MEGA is the largest metal hydride storage on the market and ideally suited for energy supply applications where safety and compactness are crucial.

Relevant Links:

Re-watch the Launch event: https://youtu.be/uvfnEoAMUMo
Follow us on LinkedIn at: www.linkedin.com/company/gkn-hydrogen

 

About GKN Hydrogen:

GKN Hydrogen is the latest business unit of GKN Powder Metallurgy and has been officially launched in May 2021. GKN Hydrogen is pioneering safe and emission-free storage of green hydrogen to drive the global energy transition.

The business unit provides proven, all-in-one clean energy management systems that enable pioneers and innovators around the world to achieve their zero-emissions goals today and in the future. 

 

Contact for journalists
Alan Lang, Senior Director Marketing and Business Intelligence Hydrogen
E-Mail: alan.lang@gknpm.com