The CH2P project is expected to impact on several key EU and FCH JU objectives developing a new high performances technology that will support the step by step transition to a clean energy society.
Starting from the transport sector, CH2P will impact with a more efficient solution for the deployment of the growing Hydrogen Refuelling Station (HRS) infrastructure to future possible evolution of the CH2P technology in stationary applications.
In particular four main topics are addressed:
- PEOPLE HEALTH: the contribution of CH2P technology due to the reduction of CO2 emissions compared to conventional hydrogen and electricity production technologies could be directly measured as a contribution to the reduction of global emissions of greenhouse gases and finally to foster the transition to “healthy places to live”, especially in the big cities;
- CLEAN TRANSPORT: the importance of the transition to the clean transport and the contribution given by changing the people routine and mind-set – moving from fossil-based transport to the electrical transport – it is necessary in order to increase the opportunity to have “healthy places to live”, supporting the diffusion of FCEV’s and electrical cars already available on the market with the development of a distributed HRS infrastructure;
- HRS infrastructure improvement: a diffuse and well-connected infrastructure of Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) is mandatory to support the transition to a clean transport based society. CH2P technology applied in this filed will give the opportunity to optimize and decentralize the hydrogen production in HRS and enable a staged deployment of such infrastructure, with dynamic hydrogen production capacity adapted to the actual demand of customers. In addition, the CH2P technologies could offer electric energy storage service in the form of hydrogen and grid stabilization services through flexible power generation for stationary applications. All these benefits could be an opportunity for EU members states that have already planned the development and installation of HRS distributed in each country, in line with the different National Hydrogen Infrastructure roll-out plans and projects on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure requested by the directive 2014/94/EU ;
- Hydrogen to GREEN Hydrogen: the CH2P innovative technology applied to the HRS market could support the transition for the “GREEN hydrogen production” – where the hydrogen production is done only with the usage of renewable resources (wind, solar, etc.) in order to drastically reduces emissions of greenhouse gases. CH2P technology could became a solution for new generation of HRS, fostering the transition from hydrogen to GREEN hydrogen production.