Tidal energy to hydrogen platform unveiled

Tidal energy company HydroWing and green energy supplier Tocardo have launched Tidal Hydrogen Production, Storage and Offtake (THyPSO), a concept which creates green hydrogen from sea water in a bid to decarbonise energy systems.

THyPSO is a floating platform which houses one to six conventional bi-directional tidal turbines which convert tidal flows into electrical energy, which is then directed through an integrated hydrogen production unit converting the unlimited supply of seawater into hydrogen.

The unit has capacity to hold up to two weeks’ worth of hydrogen in pressurised hydrogen tanks, which can then be used for a wide range of applications such as maritime transport, road transport, and grid balancing.

“This project has shifted our focus to a broader and exciting market where we can make use of our tides to provide a more versatile energy mix into the local communities and beyond,” explains Richard Parkinson, Managing Director at HydroWing.

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