Upscaling of green hydrogen for mobility and industry II
The global challenge of reducing the share of fossil fuels in the global energy systems to a minimum is based to a large extent on green (renewable) hydrogen. In Austria, the traffic emits 30% and the industry including the energy sector around 44% of the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Green hydrogen features a high potential to replace fossil energy carriers in these sectors. In transport, fuel cell vehicles powered by green hydrogen can significantly reduce GHG emissions. In industry, green hydrogen could be used to replace the current fossil-based hydrogen and to convert some fossil-based processes to renewable energies.
In order to simulate upscaling scenarios of the hydrogen supply chain, it is necessary to consider the whole energy system. To cover the time and space dependent energy demand with renewable energy, the potential of all renewable energy sources must be taken into account and used directly or converted to hydrogen by power-to-x plants.
Supply Chain of green hydrogen
For the first time in Austria, UpHy II will represent a complete green hydrogen value chain on an industrial scale from production, and distribution up to usage in transport and industry. The key technologies are to be researched under real operating conditions and optimised in terms of availability, costs, GHG emissions and energy consumption. This should reveal synergies that will allow an efficient cost structure and further upscaling.
Within this project, the following key areas will be considered at the Chair of Energy Network Technology:
- Analysis for market potential for renewable energy sources and the energy grid infrastructure for the production and storage of green hydrogen with electrolysis
- Performing a spatially resolved RES potential analysis to determine maximum H2 production for various areas in Austria
Project duration: 01.04.2021 – 31.03.2025
Project partners: HyCentA Research GmbH, VERBUND Solutions GmbH, V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik GmbH, Energieinstitut an der Johannes-Kepler-Universität, WIVA P&G
Projekt source: This project is funded by the Climate and Energy Fund and carried out within the program ,,Vorzeigeregion Energie”.