EMEC to produce continuous green hydrogen from flow batteries and tidal power

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland will combine advanced flow batteries with tidal power to produce continuous green hydrogen, in what the research institute claims is a world first.

The unique combination of tidal power and flow batteries will be used to power EMEC’s hydrogen production plant, demonstrating continuous production from variable renewable generation.

EMEC said it will deploy an Invinity Energy Systems 1.8MWh flow battery at its tidal energy test site on the island of Eday.

Funded by the Scottish Government, via Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the project is expected to go live next year.

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