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HydrogenPro AS – Funding granted for several new projects

24th of June 2022. – HydrogenPro is launching several exciting R&D projects in both Denmark and Norway. The budget for these projects ranges from 0.27 million EUR to 3.87 million EUR, aiming to improve our market-leading technologies. The grants demonstrate both high interest and potential in our research and signal that efficient green hydrogen production plays a crucial role in the sustainable future of our society.

HydrogenPro, are excited to share our ambitious R&D strategy for the future. We are building all necessary infrastructure to make fundamental R&D in Denmark and testing and validating upscaled electrode technologies in our pilot test facilities in Norway.

Dr Lars Pleth Nielsen, PhD in Surfaces Science, HD(O) in innovation and CEO of HydrogenPros’s daughter company Advanced Surface Plating (ASP), shares our excitement:
“Together with our partners, we believe that the potential results of these R&D projects can take the industry to the next level. This is required to meet the future demand for hydrogen, and the KPIs set up by the EU. The level of funding and support from both government and private institutions also indicates the optimism and attitude towards further research and development of the hydrogen industry.”

Dr Lars Pleth Nielsen

Hereto come additional R&D ideas and funding applications in our R&D pipeline supporting our submitted patent applications.

The different projects are funded by the European Union, innovation and research funds from Denmark and Norway, and Energy Cluster Denmark. Several prestigious educational institutions and universities from Norway, Denmark, Finland and England are collaborating with HydrogenPro and ASP for the success of the different projects.

Read more information about the different R&D projects below:

Total budget: 1,02 million EUR
Support: 0,63 million EUR
Funded by: Innovation Fund Denmark and Research Council of Norway
Start: 1/6-2022

Duration: 30 months
Other partners: Aarhus University

The overall objective of the H2UP project is to improve alkaline electrolyser technology at the cell and stack levels even further. The activated electrodes will be used in electrolysers, thereby reducing LCOH (Levelized Cost of Hydrogen) beyond 14%, if it is possible to transform the efficiency from electrode to stack level and, at the same time, lower other parasitic resistivities.

Dual flow
Total budget: 3.87 million EUR
Support: 3.87 million EUR
Funded by: EU
Start: Q3-2022

Duration: 48 months
Other partners: Turku University of Applied Science, Aalto University, Nordic Bioproducts Group, Aarhus University, University of Limerick, University of Greenwich, and Lancaster University.

The project will develop a new and innovative platform providing proof-of-concept demonstrating electricity storage, green hydrogen production, and joint production of decarbonised chemicals.

Total budget: 0.98 million EUR
Support: 0.77 million EUR
Funded by: EU-REACT
Start: Q3-2022

Duration: 12 months
Other partners: Aarhus University

The H2-LEAN project will improve our production facilities and improve ASP’s infrastructure.

Industrial PhD
Total budget: Total budget: 0.27 million EUR
Support: 0.14 million EUR
Funded by: Innovation Fund Denmark
Start: Q3-2022

Duration: 36 months
Other partners: Aarhus University

The PhD project entitled “Development of Novel Test Methods for Improved Fundamental Understanding of Hydrogen and Oxygen Formation in Alkaline Electrolysis” focuses on research, technology development and innovation regarding the test of electrodes used for the production of “green” hydrogen. The project is carried out at ASP’s facilities in Denmark. Production of cost-competitive and more energy-efficient electrodes is necessary for advancing the field of renewable energy such as PtX solutions. During the project, the PhD candidate will improve the fundamental understanding of the hydrogen (HER) and oxygen evolution reactions (OER) via developing test cells operated under industrially relevant conditions. Furthermore, the HER and OER are studied by neutron and x-ray imaging techniques, providing a 3D mapping of the HER and OER within the porous nickel electrodes.

Initiated projects
We already have three minor projects running, with a timeline ranging from six to twelve months. The total funding is around 0.3 million EUR and is provided by Energy Cluster Denmark, RFF Vestfold, and Telemark – Regional Research Fund. Together with three universities and Research Technology Organizations (RTO) from Denmark and Norway, the aim is to develop better components for hydrogen production to increase both the efficiency and precision of HydrogenPro’s existing technology.