Thermochemical HYDROgen production in a SOLar monolithic reactor: construction and operation of a 1MW PLANT
Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos [email@example.com] Alfonso Vidal, firstname.lastname@example.org
2.5 M€; FCH-JU-2012
January 1, 2014 - April 30, 2018
The principal objective of HYDROSOL-PLANT is the development and demonstration operation of a plant for solar thermo-chemical hydrogen production from water in a 750 kW scale on a solar tower, based on the HYDROSOL technology.
Based on the above, the specific Scientific and Technical Objectives of the work proposed within HYDROSOL-PLANT are the following: construct a solar hydrogen production demonstration plant in the 750 kW range to verify the developed technologies for solar thermochemical H2O splitting. Operate the plant and demonstrate hydrogen production and storage on site (at levels > 3 kg/week). This plant has been installed in SSPS-CRS tower. Finally, the proposal is directed at performing a detailed techno-economic study for the commercial exploitation of the solar process.
APTL (Greece), DLR (Germany),), Hygear (Netherlands), HELPRES (Greece) and CIEMAT-PSA (Spain).