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The Aragón Hydrogen Foundation Coordinates the European LIFE ZEROENERGYMOD Project that Will Allow the Installation of Military Bases with Electrical Autonomy and Zero Emissions

By December 31, 2020 4   min read  (673 words)

December 31, 2020 |

Aragon Hydrogen Foundation

Aliaga –“Aragon deserves that the results of fifteen years of work and research at the Hydrogen Foundation begin to arrive” The project will last for three years and has a budget of € 1,006,152, co-financed 55% by the European LIFE + program

An agreement was signed to launch the European LIFE ZEROENERGYMOD project, which is expected to be tested in a month. Four partners participate in the agreement: the Hydrogen Foundation, chaired by Arturo Aliaga, the Defense University Center and the Aragonese companies ARPA EMC and B-Haus. It is a project based on the development of habitable and modular modules, easy to transport and install and with zero-emission energy consumption. It will be tested first in the Army, although the idea is to extend it to the civil sphere.

The four partners participating in this project, including the Aragón Hydrogen Foundation, have today ratified their commitment to research to achieve more efficient buildings. The president of this entity and also Aragonese vice president, Arturo Aliaga, highlighted “the solidity of this initiative based on hydrogen technologies and that it has two Aragonese companies for its start-up, as well as the Ministry of Defense, with great rooted in Aragon ”.

The origin of this technology, Aliaga reiterated, “began more than fifteen years ago in the autonomous community and now, with projects like this one, it shows that it is bearing fruit and is placing itself at the forefront of this type of research with international prototypes .

The definitive solution will consist of two integrated modules, the PASSIVMOD, a habitable module with reduced energy consumption, thanks to its design under the Passivhaus standard, and the ENERMOD, an energy module provided with renewable generation. The habitable module will be multipurpose and can be used as a bedroom, office or communication center, certified under the Passivhaus energy standard, the most demanding worldwide and which is already spreading throughout the world. And the second energy module that is going to supply it and is what we call the Enermod that, through wind energy and solar panels, will produce energy that will be stored in the form of hydrogen and thus, on a seasonal basis, it will be able to supply itself self-sufficiently. the habitable module. The idea is that in the future the military bases will be “green” and completely independent of the country in which they are located, that they will not emit CO 2 and, at the same time, will increase their security.

Until now, several research stays have been carried out in Lebanon, Antarctica and Zaragoza to check how this standard behaves in different climates, environments or extremes, and it has been shown that it is capable of reducing energy consumption by up to 90%.  The problem, until now, was the difficulty of supplying consumption with renewable energy, but by reducing it to 10%, self-sufficiency is possible. Antarctica and Zaragoza to see how this standard behaves in different climates, medium or extreme, and it has been shown that it is capable of reducing energy consumption by up to 90%. The problem, until now, was the difficulty of supplying consumption with renewable energy, but by reducing it to 10%, self-sufficiency is possible. Antarctica and Zaragoza to see how this standard behaves in different climates, medium or extreme, and it has been shown that it is capable of reducing energy consumption by up to 90%. The problem, until now, was the difficulty of supplying consumption with renewable energy, but by reducing it to 10%, self-sufficiency is possible.

The prototype will now be tested in Zaragoza, as an example of an arid and dry climate for six months. From here he will move to the base of Riga, in Latvia, a cold climate and, finally, he will move to the Gabriel de Castilla base in Antarctica, with extreme weather, where he will stay permanently. It will be the first Passivhaus building to be erected on the Antarctic continent. The forecast is to check its operation to bring the use of this technology to the rest of the military camps that are scattered around the world.

Source: Aragón Hydrogen Foundation

 

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