European Union Launches “Mission Innovation Hydrogen” Innovation Platform with 32 Flagship Projects

By February 9, 2021 3   min read  (559 words)

February 9, 2021 |

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  • Enapter H2 Valley selected for EU hydrogen platform

BERLIN– With a virtual event, the European Union kicked off the “Mission Innovation Hydrogen Valley” platform today, which brings together 32 showcase hydrogen projects from around the world. The projects known as “Hydrogen Valleys” are intended to promote cooperation between project developers from the hydrogen industry and to sensitize political decision-makers to the topic.

One of the “most progressive H2 projects in the world” is the Phi Suea House in Chiang Mai, Thailand, developed by Enapter. In 2015 it became the world’s first energy self-sufficient residence: the entire site is supplied with a decentralized, renewable energy system that uses hydrogen to store energy. The Phi Suea House is thus one of the fully functional Hydrogen Valleys that are presented on the platform in addition to projects in the development phase.

The global initiative “Mission Innovation” was launched at COP21 in Paris in 2015 with the aim of promoting innovations in the field of renewable energies worldwide. Today’s launch of the platform marks the beginning of one of eight innovation challenges, led by the “Renewable and Clean Hydrogen” co-leads Australia, Germany and the EU.

“In order to be able to realize the enormous potential of green hydrogen in the context of a clean energy transition, efforts must be accelerated in all areas of society. The many flagship projects of the Mission Innovation Hydrogen innovation platform can help to build bridges between cutting-edge technologies and the use of green hydrogen systems in the big scale hit. “

– Patrick Child (Deputy Director General for Research & Innovation, MI Steering Committee Chair)

The Phi Suea House , the only Hydrogen Valley in Southeast Asia, is an innovation project consisting of several buildings, which is operated exclusively via solar energy, a hybrid hydrogen battery storage system and hydrogen fuel cells. The idea for this comes from Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, the co-founder of the electrolyser manufacturer Enapter. With the Phi Suea House he wants to demonstrate the potential of combined solar and hydrogen technologies. The electrolyser systems from Enapter are used, which generate green hydrogen from electricity and water.

Enapter is the only manufacturer of anion exchange membrane electrolysers (AEM) worldwide. Its highly efficient, modular hydrogen generators are used in more than 30 countries. In 2021, construction work on the company’s first mass production facility in the Saerbeck climate community in Germany will start. From 2022 onwards, 100,000 electrolyser modules are to be manufactured here every year – the production itself will be 100% renewable energy.

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, Enapter Co-Founder and Chairman said, “The Phi Suea House was an excellent test run for the world’s first hydrogen system of its kind. It gave Enapter an early chance to successfully demonstrate the potential of AEM electrolysers. We are all the more delighted that it was supported by the Mission Innovation Platform was selected to accelerate green hydrogen innovation and drive global defossilization. “

About Enapter

Enapter is an award-winning company that manufactures highly efficient, modular hydrogen generators based on anion exchange membrane (AEM) technology. The core technology has been tried and tested for more than 10 years and forms the basis for the company’s unique, cost-effective and compact electrolyser. The devices are used internationally in sectors such as energy, mobility, telecommunications, heat generation and industry. Enapter has offices in Italy, Germany, Thailand and Russia.


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