The strategic goal of the ELY4OFF is the design and engineering of a robust, flexible, highly efficient and cost-competitive PEMWE. This will be automatically controlled using cutting-edge operational capabilities under highly dynamic power supplies required for direct coupling to RES generation. The final design of the PEMWE will be achieved on the basis of the development, validation and demonstration of a PEMWE industrial prototype of 50 kW comprising: cylindrical stack (to be able to produce hydrogen under high pressure) consisting of industrial size elementary cells, balance of plant (BOP), power electronics, advanced communication & control system, and peripheral equipment and end applications.

Mentioned validation and demonstration will be held in the premises of the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation, which will be tailored to fit the project requirements as solar power and isolation from the mains, so that the results obtained are representative.

ELY4OFF consortium includes a PEM electrolyser manufacturer (ITM Power), research organizations (CEA, FHA) to develop and integrate the whole installation and develop an appropriate business model and exploitation strategy and two companies including a SME specialized in power electronics and a large company specialized in control and communication systems (INYCOM, EPIC POWER).

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 700359. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Hydrogen Europe and N.ERGHY. The budget of the project is 2.315.217€.