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.
For more information about the agenda of the European Hydrogen Week 2022, check the following link:
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
After some quite busy summer months, we are glad to announce that the GRASSHOPPER Pilot Plant has been moved successfully to The Netherlands. Milestone achieved last September!!!
The pilot plant has been transported by land to The Netherlands. The departure point was the Abengoa’s testing facilities, at the Port of Seville (Spain),At its final destination, the SAT (Site Acceptance Test) will be carried out, and then, the demonstration plant will be in operation for its final validation.
This new phase will serve for obtaining valuable information from the PEM Fuel Cell Power Plant (FCPP) technology.
- The Grasshopper project creates a new generation of FCPP capable of generating electricity and heat without emissions from hydrogen using fuel cells, with water as the only by-product.
- Don´t miss the awesome videos in our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/GrasshopperProject?app=desktop
For those who missed the webinar that took place on 28th of March, there is no need to worry. The session was recorded and uploaded to Youtube. Or perhaps you want to revisit some interested data? Whichever your reason, you can re-watch the whole event right here. And don’t forget to contact us!Read More
After many months of hard work, setbacks and achievements, we are approaching the project end. During the last months, we have had the opportunity to present the project to some lucky groups that were able to travel to Seville and see the plant live. However, as it happened with any other aspect of our lives, covid prevents us from scheduling any live event. But there is always a bright sight! The grasshopper team has prepared a public webinar to share our learning and experience with the world. Here is a brief summary of the content you can expect in the webinar
- Overview of project goals and objectives
- Main results and achievement obtained so far
- Virtual tour to the 100 kW pilot plant
- Questions and interaction with the technical members of the project
There are limited spots, so be sure to register using the following link! Also, check out our new introductory video of the project, including a sneak peak to the pilot plant.Read More
Don’t let the sunny sky deceive you. Although we can enjoy some comfortable temperatures here in Seville even in December, it is also Christmas season for us. The Grasshopper team wishes you happy holidays and an easier year 2022. Our work hasn’t finished yet so we will be back in January with recharged Hydrogen tanks. 🙂Read More
With most of the tests completed, there is lots to show and tell about the project. And the best to learn it all is to visit the pilot plant!
As the end of the project approaches, also does the transportation of the plant to its final site in Delfzijl, Netherlands. But before that, we want to make the most of the time while the plant remains in Abengoa’s testing facilities in Seville, Spain. So why not schedule a trip to enjoy the southern Mediterranean heat as winter approaches? Get in touch with us through the official mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by our contact form here. If travelling is not possible for you at the moment, we invite you to participate in our webinar for virtual visit of the plant. We haven’t decided on a final date for it yet so make sure to keep checking our web for updates.
Both companies and institutions have already enjoyed the visit to the pilot plant . Including DSOs, Oil&Gas, universities… any interested parties are more than welcomed. Want to take a look? See the pictures below!Read More
From the Grasshopper Project we hope for a successful year 2021. There is no need to enumerate the hardships our society had to suffer during this 2020. And of course research and development was also affected by it. The ever-changing world is even more hectic these days, and can be easy to forget the always present need for green energy and a more sustainable future. But we are on it. For that reason, we would like to celebrate the new year with hope and optimism. Despite the Covid-19, all our members have been working hard to achieve our goals and I am sure many research projects feel the same way we do. Lets keep working hard to make this little marble in the universe that we live in a place to be proud of.
The Grasshopper team wishes you a year full of Hydrogen!Read More
Last month, the construction of the Pilot Plant was completed! And at last, We moved it to Abengoa’s testing facilities in the port of Seville for the next phase. This is a major milestone towards the project’s success, and we are very eager to share it.
As we have mentioned before, check this post about containerized solutions, the plant can be easily transported and deployed at any location. The workshop where the plant was built was also located in Seville, so this transport only lasted about 30 mins through the outskirts of the city. But the process is identical if transported for very long distances.
Next month, Factory Acceptance Tests, or FAT for short, will begin in Abengoa’s testing facilities. Where many other technical innovation projects have also seen the light. Starting with IO Testing, following with circuit tests, or control loops adjustment among others, the pilot plant will be ready to receive the Fuel Cell stacks later this year. We will be sharing more about the FAT and how the tests are progressing along the road. For now, We hope you enjoy this video about the Grasshopper Pilot Plant transport!Read More