The CH2P technology is characterized by the optimal thermal integration of a SOFC
system with a hydrogen generation unit.
The CH2P technology is placed in a container that is divided into three compartments.
The main components of the CH2P system are:
Hot Balance of Plant
An assembly of hot components working between 300°and 800° that enables steam methane reforming reactions, heat recovery and steam generation.
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)
A fuel cell operating at high temperature and high efficiency, where hydrogen is converted into power.
Pressure Swing Adsorber (PSA)
A technology used to clean hydrogen from impurities.
A machine to compress mixture of gases for supplying the PSA
CH2P aims at advancing the available technologies for producing hydrogen into an innovative prototype for co-generating hydrogen and electricity.
At a first stage, the alpha-prototype (the first version of the CH2P system) will be tested at HyGear.
At a second stage, the improved beta-prototype assembled together with the alpha-prototype (the second version of the CH2P system) will be tested in the operational environment at Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam.
Depending on the final testing results, CH2P is targeting higher maturity of the technology reaching a pre-commercial phase for the beta prototype of the system.