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Semakau Island powered by hydrogen-based technology

Semakau Island powered by hydrogen-based technology

Singapore’s only landfill site, the purpose-built trash island of Semakau, is being powered by hydrogen-based technology.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is pioneering a project comprising the largest system of interconnected microgrids in Southeast Asia.

Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator – Singapore (REIDS) uses energy generated by various renewable sources, such as wind turbines, solar panels and a hydrogen-based energy storage system, to effectively power facilities on the Semakau Island on a consistent basis.

Engie supplied its Hydrogen Power-to-Power system, based on proprietary technology, composed by an electrolyser system, converting water and electricity into hydrogen (Power-to-Gas), a fuel cell system converting hydrogen back to electricity (Gas-to-Power) and hydrogen and oxygen storage of approximately 2MWh.

It aims to demonstrate the benefits of microgrids, testing the integration of solar, wind, thermal, storage and power-to-gas technologies to verify that different renewable energy sources can operate well together, as well as provide a testing and training platform for low carbon technologies related to energy.

“This represents another example of the enormous potential of our solutions, which after 15 years of experience in hydrogen systems can be applied all over the world, also in a tropical environment,” commented Carlalberto Guglielminotti, Engie EPS’ CEO and General Manager.

“We are proud to contribute with our patented hydrogen-based technology to the REIDS project, accelerating the transition towards a green economy throughout Southeast Asia.”


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