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The mission of the hydrogen production and storage platform is to develop innovative hydrogen production, conversion, and storage processes so that hydrogen can be effectively used as a source of energy.
The platform develops and tests demonstrators of significant size in partnership with manufacturing companies. The platform’s hydrogen-production research focuses on high-energy yield, high-temperature (700°C to 800°C) water-vapor electrolysis, and has resulted in the development of an operational hydrogen-production system offering yields of 99 %.
The other applications for this technology include power-to-gas conversion via water-vapor/carbon-dioxide electrolysis. The electrolyzers can also operate in reversible solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) mode powered by hydrogen or other gases (such as natural gas and biogas). Cogeneration is currently the priority application for SOFCs. The platform is also working on low-pressure solid-hydrogen storage processes for stationary and transportation applications.
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Electrolyzer lifespan and performance testing equipment, hydrogen tanks and production chains up to the tens of kW; representative-scale demonstrators
Around ten industrial partners, including Sylfen and McPhy Energy
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.