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A Pilot Plant for the Production of Renewable Hydrogen

Figure 1 ZaunerThe pilot plant built within the course of the wind2hydrogen (w2h) research project is the first of this size in Austria and is unique of its kind. The main differences from other projects lie in the chosen type, design and control of the electrolyser as well as the possibility to provide multiple markets with renewable hydrogen. Current and future business cases are simulated in experimental operation from the perspective of the public power grid and the gas grid operator. With this comprehensive approach, reliable statements on the boundary conditions of the power-to-gas technology and future requirements for economic feasibility are expected.

By Andreas Zauner and Robert Tichler, Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität, Austria

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