Green hydrogen production through electrolysis needs fresh (ultrapure) water, energy (electricity) and high pressure. Water scarcity will cause competition for fresh water in the future and thus it makes sense to use seawater as a direct water source for hydrogen production. The INTENSSE-H2 project investigates a concept for integrated make-up water treatment and electrolysis.
Before developing the proof of concept which can induce the industrialisation of the concept the project team will investigate the feasibility of the concept. The central challenges are:
- The availability of commercialised alkali resistant, selective and good performing membranes for the application (fluxes)
- The effectivity of the hydrogen production and water treatment process at an offshore location on board of a moving platform that is exposed to heavy wind and tides.
- The identification of a valuable supply chain in Flanders or Europe.
- Techo-economical assesment of the membranes and the concept.
- Footprint of the assembled concept to estimate the right dimensions and loading capacity of the offshore platform.
Partners: Euraqua Europe (Pollet Water Group), Agfa-Gevaert, Multi.Engineering, VITO
With the support of: VLAIO
Contact person: Micheline Verhaeghe (email@example.com)