Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology and HyGear will develop a flexible hydrogen filling station with electric charging capabilities for off-grid locations for Strukton Civiel Noord & Oost as part of a new partnership.
The Netherlands-based companies today (4th Jan) announced the partnership through which an off-grid filler-charger system will be develop and tested to refuel fuel cell electric vehicles and battery-powered vehicles without connection to the electricity grid.
As part of its role in the agreement, Nedstack will develop the fuel cell system to produce electricity for fast charging while Strukton Civiel Noord & Oost will design the overall filling/charging station.
HyGear will leverage its experience in steam methane reforming to generate hydrogen for the filling station as well as the fuel cell system, where it is converted to power for fast charged.
The new system will be equipped with pre-combustion carbon capture and liquefaction.
“This project is a great example of the opportunities created by cooperation in the clean energy sector. By combining the known-how of the partners into an energy solution that puts minimal demands on the existing infrastructure, we are creating solutions that can boost the energy transition,” says Jos Lenssen, Chief Technology Officer of Nedstack.
“We see developments of hydrogen refuelling and electric charging in the ‘automotive sector’ following each other at a rapid pace and realise that this also has consequences for the infrastructure of tomorrow. We see it as a great task to work on this with HyGear and Nedstack,” says Niek van Bentheim, Project Manager at Strukton Civiel Noord & Oost.
‘It is a pleasure to work with strong partners like Nedstack and Strukton where we can combine their strengths and our world-leading hydrogen solutions. This partnership is recognized by the East Netherlands Development Agency to deliver new energy solutions in off-grid and low-grid areas,” comments Ellart de Wit, Chief Technology Officer of HyGear.