Developing new hydrogen technology
Renewable hydrogen from electrolysis will be a significant part in the future energy system. It can significantly contribute to Sweden and other countries being able to convert to renewable power production, climate-neutral industries and a climate-neutral society. At the same time, emissions such as nitrogen oxides and particles can decrease.
Swedish Hydrogen Development Center will be established to become a well-known and natural partner in the development of new hydrogen technology.
Swedish Hydrogen Development Center‘s goal is to create a unique testbed including both a competence and a physical environment for knowledge development, evaluation and demonstration. The testbed will be a neutral and flexible platform for testing and evaluation for individual system components or complete value chains for a wide range of applications. Read more about the technology here.
Electrolysis and renewable hydrogen can contribute to balanced electricity grids, energy storage and climate neutral transport and industrial processes. The interest in such solutions is great and so are the cross-sectoral needs. New innovative solutions are sought by industrial stakeholders and developers such as energy companies, the iron and steel industry, the mining and mineral industry, the cement industry, the fuel and chemical industry, the pulp and paper industry etc. as well as public stakeholders, academia and research institutes.
Planning, analyzing of needs and demands for the testbed were initiated during 2017. The realization phase is planned to start 2021 so that the full testbed platform can be put into operation in the autumn of 2022.
The core of our business model is to provide cost-effective qualified services for a wide range of hydrogen applications. This is made possible by collaboration between RISE and Swerim in terms of competence, experimental equipment and networkworking. The Swedish Hydrogen Development Center will work in the field of electrification through renewable hydrogen gas. The physical infrastructure uses planned investments for electrolysis and hydrogen infrastructure at Swerim and RISE’s and Swerim’s already existing testbeds.
The physical hydrogen infrastructure including electrolysis will be established at Swerim’s facilities in Luleå in the north of Sweden. There is already extensive equipment and experience available for pilot research in the field of environment and metallurgy and buildings suitable for tests with hydrogen gas. Results from tests in this infrastructure can effectively be combined and supplemented with tests performed in RISE and Swerim’s other testbeds, for example the biorefinery infrastructure at RISE ETC in Piteå..
Swedish Hydrogen Development Center is jointly developed by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (coordinator) and Swerim. RISE is a research institute with almost 2 700 employees across Sweden. RISE is owner and partner in 60 percent of all Sweden’s test and demo facilities). Read more here.
Swerim, the Swedish Research Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Materials, with 190 employees in Luleå and Stockholm was founded in October 2018 in a merger between Swerea MEFOS and parts of Swerea KIMAB. Read more here.
Testbed for electrolysis and hydrogen storage in an energy context
2018 – 2022
Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency