The Grasshopper project was presented by Coxabengoa at the Iberconappice Congress that took place in Cartagena (Spain) between October 25 and 27 in a talk called “Validation of the Power Plant developed in the Grasshopper Project, based on PEM fuel cells and powered with hydrogen”.
Grasshopper is a 100-kW power plant, based on fuel cells, capable of operating dynamically and making demand changes in seconds without any risk to the fuel cells thanks to a robust control system. It has been developed to provide precise control of flow, pressure, temperature, and humidity that allows the operating setpoint to be dynamically changed while maintaining high electrical efficiency. Following the success of the first phase of testing carried out at Coxabengoa’s testing facilities in Seville (Spain), the plant has been transported to the Netherlands to carry out a second phase of validation testing. There, the plant has been connected to the local electrical grid, where the net energy production was used by other consumers on the same grid, confirming the plant’s performance and the “plug & play” design of the unit.
These successful results of the project have aroused much interest among those attending the congress.
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As mentioned before, Grasshopper is a new generation power pilot plant based on fuel cells, PEM type, which differs from the current ones in that it is able to operate dynamically with rapid response, which allows to contribute to developing a circular economy and zero-emission society providing grid stabilization services.
The Grasshopper fuel cell power plant, which has been in operation since its arrival in the Netherlands last year, has successfully passed the long-term operation tests. This great milestone has been achieved thanks to the productive collaboration between Abengoa and Nedstack.Read More
Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, through Abengoa Innovación, had the opportunity to present the Grasshopper Project in the main Universities of Sevilla (Spain), in which it participates and whose objective is the production of sustainable energy through a Fuel Cell Power Plant using Hydrogen.
The first seminar took place in March for the students of “Hydrogen-based Systems” subject of the Degree in Energy Engineering taught at the “Higher Technical Engineering School” of the University of Seville. The second one was organized in April for students of the “Industrial Technologies Projects” subject that is part of the Engineering degrees at the Loyola University.
During these sessions, the students were explained the importance that Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies have nowadays, the status of the Grasshopper Project, some of the lessons learnt during the construction phase of the project and some of the results of the tests that are being carried out.
The Grasshopper Project continues being disseminated to reach different audience target, brilliant students this time. We will come back soon with very interesting news.
This project has been funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking undersigned agreement number 779430. It is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework program for research and innovation and by the Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research associations.Read More
Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, through Abengoa Innovación, has participated at the “Fuel cells and Hydrogen in the energy scenario” webinar, in the panel of Industrial Initiatives. The presentation of Abengoa has been focused on the Grasshopper project in which it participates and whose objective is the production of sustainable energy from hydrogen using fuel cells.
This online webinar, organized by the Spanish Fuel Cells Association (APPICE) and that took place on January 31st, has been a great opportunity for the Grasshopper project to spread its promising and successful results and promote its second phase in the Netherlands.
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Abengoa applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructure, energy, and water sectors. (www.abengoa.com)Read More
Yesterday, October 27th, the Grasshopper project was presented at the European Hydrogen Week during the EU Research Days, among other projects, specifically at the “End users: heat and power” session.
The European Hydrogen Week is an annual event dedicated to the clean hydrogen technologies. It is co-organized by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership and its members, the European Commission, Hydrogen Europe, and Hydrogen Europe Research. Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, trough Abengoa Innovación, is an active member of the Hydrogen Europe.
The Grasshopper project has received great interest at the event for being a new generation of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plants: more cost effective, flexible in energy production, achieving an estimated CAPEX below 1500 EUR/kWe at an annual production rate of 25 MWhe, and with promising results during the testing phase.
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This project has been funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking undersigned agreement number 779430. It is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework program for research and innovation and by the Hydrogen Europe and HydrogenEurope Research associations.Read More