The CH2P project aims at prototyping an innovative technology for hydrogen refueling stations (HRS). The new system co-generates hydrogen, heat and electricity using Solid Oxide Cell technology fueled by carbon-lean natural gas (NG) or bio-methane.
The CH2P system is a transition technology for an early infrastructure deployment of hydrogen refueling stations, operating with higher efficiency, lower costs and reduced environmental footprint compared to conventional technologies.
The CH2P system is designed considering the existing energy infrastructure, the current
energy-conversion technologies and the economic conditions for operating an HRS.
Starting from the needs of an HRS, the CH2P system integrates all the sub-processes involved
in the production of hydrogen:
- sulphur removal
- fuel conditioning
- conversion into power and syngas
- hydrogen purification and compression
- hydrogen dispensing
CH2P for the Hydrogen Economy
To achieve the EU ambition of reducing global greenhouse gases by 80% before 2050, emissions of the energy and transport sectors need to decrease drastically.
The Hydrogen Economy offers the most tangible opportunity to move towards a zero-emission EU society and economy by 2050. In the transport sector, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are zero tail pipe emission vehicles already available on the market.
Currently, FCEVs’ market uptake is limited by a lacking infrastructure network of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS). CH2P aims at overcoming this barrier by building a transition technology for early infrastructure deployment of HRS.
CH2P supports hydrogen supply capacity in the early stages of FCEVs’ diffusion in the market. By contributing to the diffusion of blue hydrogen as an alternative fuel, it opens the doors to the transition towards green hydrogen produced from renewable sources in the medium-long term.