Europe’s largest Pressurized Alkaline Electrolyser (PAE) will be built in Völs near Innsbruck for the Demonstration of Grid Services and the production of Green Hydrogen for industrial purposes
Within the framework of the Demo4Grid project Europe’s largest single stack electrolyser plant will be build and tested at the Mpreis site in Völs near Innsbruck. The electrolyser should regulate the electricity network of the regional electricity supplier TIWAG and heat the Therese Mölk Bakery of the regional food producer and trader MPreis with green hydrogen. The Green Energy Center Europe in Innsbruck is the catalyst and regional dissemination point for this important project.The protagonists and European project partners are working responsibly together over a 5 years project time. Green hydrogen from regional resources for industrial heating and mobility is the overall topic of the project. The deeper aim is the commercial setup and demonstration of a technical solution utilizing “above state of the art” Pressurized Alkaline Electrolyser (PAE) technology for providing grid balancing services in real operational and market conditions. In order to validate existing significant differences in local market and grid requirements Demo4Grid has chosen to setup a demonstration site in Austria to demonstrate a viable business case for the operation of a large scale electrolyser adapted to specific local conditions that will be found throughout Europe. To achieve that, Demo4Grid will demonstrate at this demo site with particular needs for hydrogen:
The first project ELYGRID (finished) and the following one ELYntegration (still ongoing) have provided promising results on the development of PAE to provide grid services operating under dynamic profiles (significant results will be shown in this proposal).
The following interactive plan and pictures are showing the building process and gives an overview about all the activities around the Demo4Grid project.
The Green Energy Center Europe in Innsbruck is the main info and dissemination point for this activities.
Fuel Cell Stack
Power Grid and Transformer
More Information about the MPREIS Hydrogen Project here:
Project reference: 736351
Topic: FCH-02-7-2016 Demonstration of large-scale rapid response electrolysis to provide grid balancing services and to supply hydrogen markets
Project type: Demonstration
Start date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
End date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Duration: 60 months
Project cost: 7,736,682.50 €
Project funding: 2,932,554.38 €
Coordinator: DIADIKASIA SYMVOULOI EPICHEIRISEON AE
Partners: IHT Industrie Haute Technologie, FHa Fundación para el Desarrollo de las Nuevas Tecnologías del Hidrógeno en Aragón, MPREIS Warenvertriebs GmbH, FEN Sustain Systems GmbH, INYCOM Instrumentacion y Components SA