About Demo4Grid

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:

  1. a technical solution to meet all core requirements for providing grid balancing services with a large scale PAE in direct cooperation with grid operators,
  2. a market based solution to provide value added services and revenues for the operation strategy to achieve commercial success providing grid services and those profits obtained also from the hydrogen application. 
  3. Aiming at the exploitation of the results after the project ends, Demo4Grid will assess the replicability and viability of various business cases Demo4Grid will be the decisive demonstration stage of previous FCH-JU projects related to the PAE addressed in this proposal.

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 Info Corner gives an overview about all the hydrogen oriented activities surround the Demo4Grid project, wich are contributed by the project partners from Brussels, Swizzerland, Greece, Spain and Austria/Tyrol. The Green Energy Center Europe in Innsbruck is the main dissemination point for this activities.

Info corner

May 2018

Conference, Stakeholder Alignment

Generalversammlung der Codex Group des Green Energy Center Europe

April 2018

Conference, Project Management

Demo4Grid Project Meeting in Innsbruck

March 2018

Video

Zillertaltrain 2020+, Energy-Autonomous with Hydrogen

May 2018

Green Hydrogen for MPREIS, Tirol and Europe, easy explanation of the System from Ewald Perwög (© MPREIS).

March 2019

Conference, Stakeholder Alignment

ÖVG Forum Linz, Wasserstoff, Treibstoff der Zukunft?

March 2019

Magazine

Wasserstoff, der Stoff in dem die Chancen der Zukunft liegen

March 2018

Magazine

Green Energy Center Europe: “Der Stille Klang der Zukunft”

January 2018

Magazine

Der Grüne Stoff, Interview Zeitschrift eCar and Bike

February 2019

Conference, Stakeholder Alignment

Info Workshop “E-Mobilität”, Donnerstag 28. Februar 2019 um 19:00 Uhr im Green Energy Center Europe

April 2018

Stakeholder Alignment, Video

Zillertalbahn 2020+ energieautonom mit Wasserstoff

March 2017

Video

Grüner Wasserstoff für Mpreis, Tirol und Europa

Compressor Station

Compressor for the Hydrogen Refueling Stations 350 bar for FCE Trucks 700 bar for FCE Vehicles

FCE Trucks

First Fuel Cell Electric Trucks from Hyundai, expected by mid of 2020

Hydropower Plants

Hydropower Plants of the regional power supply company TIWAG

Fuel Cell Stack

Fuel Cell Stack für a Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (ix35 FCEV)

IHT Electrolyser

Pressurized Alkaline Electrolyser (PAE) for the production of approx.1,5 to Green Hydrogen per day

MPreis Enterprise

Therese Mölk Bakery of the regional food producer and trader MPreis

Hydrogen Storage

Storage for pressurized Hydrogen

Power Grid and Transformer

Power Grid and Transformer Station of TIWAG/TINET

HRS

Hydrogen Refueling Station 350 bar for FCE Trucks 700 bar for FCE Vehicles

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