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Abengoa Hidrógeno S.A., Spain (AH)

Profile

Hydrogen production by photovoltaics, storage, and back conversion to electric power, realised by Abengoa Hidrógeno. Hydrogen production by photovoltaics, storage, and back conversion to electric power, realised by Abengoa Hidrógeno.

The objective of Abengoa Hidrógeno S.A. is the organization and operation of business activities related to production of electric energy using fuel cells technologies, production of hydrogen from renewable sources, and its clean and efficient use. Abengoa is a technology company that applies innovative solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructure, environment and energy sectors. AH is integrated in the group of enterprises of Abengoa that is focused on engineering activities. Strong synergies arise between AH technologies, and other activities of Abengoa, such as solar energy or the production of electric energy. AH is a member to the New Industry Grouping on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen, NEW-IG.

AH is a company focused on the production, storage, transportation and use of hydrogen, with a wide experience in the integration of applications with fuel cells. AH has developed other applications based on metal hydride storage systems for small stationary demonstrative application as well as for portable applications. It has been involved in several national and European projects related to solid oxide FC technology. Relevant projects related with the role of AH in this project are the following:

Hydrogen storage and fuel cell test station at Abengoa Hidrógeno’s laboratories, Seville. Hydrogen storage and fuel cell test station at Abengoa Hidrógeno’s laboratories, Seville.

  • CPA (internal project): Integration of an alkaline electrolyser with a hydrogen storage system based on metal hydride technology and a PEM fuel cell system for electricity generation.
  • Prosave (Research project on advanced systems for more eco-efficient aircraft) One of AH’s activities in this project is the development of an APU system on SOFC for non-propulsive power in aeronautics applications.
  • ADEL (Advanced Electrolyser for Hydrogen Production with Renewable Energy Sources): In this project AH participates in the integration of a SOEC with renewable energies.

AH in this project will focus from the point of view of the end-user to defining the main characteristics for the hydrogen storage system and the integration and evaluation of a laboratory-scale prototype for a stationary power supply installation based on SOFC technology (WP5). AH, leading WP5, will be in charge of the design and integration of the installation, and of characterisation and experimentally testing in the AH laboratories.

On the picture (right side) you can view a Hydrogen storage and fuel cell test station at Abengoa Hidrógeno’s laboratories, Seville.

Further information

www.abengoahidrogeno.com


Key personnel

Ing. Verónica Mesa Velez-Bracho

Industrial Engineer specialized in Energetic Systems. She has been working for 5 years in renewable energy projects (Environmental buildings, solar, hydrogen and FC projects). Nowadays she is the manager of the Engineering System Department of AH.

Ing. Cristina Lucero

Industrial Engineer specialized in Energetic Systems. She has been working for 3 years in renewable energy projects related to hydrogen and fuel cells .Nowadays she is member of the Engineering System Department of AH. She has participated in other national and European projects regarding integration and evaluation of electrolysers with RES.

Ing. Marta T. Escudero

Chemical Engineer specialized in Industrial Engineering. She has been working for 2 years in projects related to energetic and environmental sustainability (CO2 capture technologies, hydrogen and FC projects). Nowadays she is member of the Engineering System Department of AH. She has participated in other national and European projects regarding integration and evaluation of electrolysers with RES.

Experimental and/or theoretical techniques

FC and hydrogen test facilities, engineering and integration of hydrogen based systems (elektrolysers, fuel cells, APU’s).

Selected publications

  • C. Lucero, M. T. Escudero, V. Mesa, "Integration of an alkaline electrolyser with a photovoltaic array and a fuel cell system for electricity generation”, 2011; Presentation2nd RelHy project workshop.
  • C. Lucero, M. T. Escudero, V. Mesa, "Integration of an alkaline electrolyser with a hydrogen storage system based on metal hydride technology and a fuel cell system for electricity”, 2011; (poster at Gordon Research Conference "Hydrogen-Metal systems”).

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