About the project Don Quichote

Hydrogen production via renewable electricity utilisation is seen as a valuable business opportunity to efficiently use intermittent clean energy sources. By storing excess renewable electricity in large quantities in hydrogen, renewable energy can be effectively utilised for road transportation, grid balancing and other areas of application.

Hydrogen as a storage medium

In this way, the role of hydrogen as a storage medium could greatly enhance the deployment of renewable energy sources and contribute to the EU’s decarbonisation objectives. However, energy companies and renewable energy developers have yet to integrate hydrogen as a storage medium into their future planning.

 

Perceptions about efficiency, complexity, and costs of hydrogen storage  solutions have prohibited the large scale demonstration of the latest hydrogen storage technology.

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FCH JU Grant Agreement number:  303411

The Don Quichote project will demonstrate that the use of hydrogen as a large scale renewable energy storage solution is not “tilting windmills” anymore but that technology development and system integration point to an interesting business case for end customers.

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