Gas to power

Gas to power: hydrogen applications

When hydrogen is reconverted into energy


Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier and can be used in various way: to reduce the emission of industry sector, to decarbonize transport being used as fuel in electric vehicles. In buildings could be blended into existing natural gas network for building heating and as electricity. In power generation hydrogen is one of the leading options for storing renewable energies.

How does FRIEM sustain the Hydrogen application?

With a huge know-how in power conversion, FRIEM manufactures DC/DC and DC/AC power converters to connect the fuel cells to different loads.

Thanks to our experience FRIEM contributed with a consortium made of 13 EU partners, to the EveryWh2ere project (included in EU Horizon 2020 R&I program under grant agreement No 779606).

A “five-years demonstration to market project” that includes the realization of 8 Fuel Cell transportable Gensets (4 rated 25kW and 4 rated 100kW), to power festivals, events and construction sites safely without the noise and pollution of diesel generators.

FC Gensets in fact, can become a turnkey technology proposing a zero emission/zero noise reliable power supply.

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 779606. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research

FRIEM’s role in EveryWh2ere project.

  • Design of the power electronics
  • Supply the power electronics and batteries
  • Co-design of the PWR-EL Room (Layout & Thermal management)
  • Management of the electrical safety into the PWR-EL Room
  • Containerization of the PWR-EL Room for 1st and 2nd 025&100 FCPS
  • Performing validation test for 1st 025&100 FCPS
  • Performing end-line test on 2nd 025&100 FCPS
  • Providing assistance on site during demonstration;

Discover the genset

Fuel Cell containered “plug and play” gensets features

  • Robust PEMFC stacks
  • Low weight intrinsically safe pressurized hydrogen technologies integrated
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to transport FC based transportable gensets

Best Outreach Award

The project has been awarded with the Best Outreach Award during the first “European Hydrogen week” held on 23-27 November 2020.

The virtual ceremony has recognised the strength and diversity of European fuel cell innovation and the public engagement of the FCH JU (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking) projects, and aims to encourage researchers to better communicate about their activity and the progress achieved.

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Power to gas

When energy is used to produce hydrogen through electrolysis

Some key concepts

+ What is hydrogen?
Hydrogen is the first element in the periodic table (symbol H). It is the most abundant and light chemical substance in the universe.
+ How can hydrogen be produced?
Reforming is the most widespread method to extract hydrogen from natural gas and from liquefied petroleum gas and naphtha. Other processes include gasification and electrolysis.
+ What is green hydrogen?
When hydrogen is produced by electrolysis of water using electricity produced from renewable energy (wind, solar, hydropower).
+ How is hydrogen used today?
Hydrogen use today is dominated by industry, for oil refining, ammonia, methanol and steel production.
+ How will hydrogen be used tomorrow?

Hydrogen is essential to decarbonize the energy system. It offers ways to decarbonise industrial processes, it looks promising to be a lowest-cost option for storing electricity, can transport energy from renewables over long distances. Hydrogen can be used as energy carrier in sectors like transport, and to heat and power buildings.


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