The PUSHY (Potential Use of Solid Hydrogen) project aims to create an innovative industry in the industrial hydrogen sector.
Driven by a technological breakthrough in the field of solid hydrogen storage, this project brings together French SMEs (McPhy, WH2, Green Access), an industry leader in the industrial gases industry (Linde), as well as an international research centre (CEA Liten).
The OSSHY proposition comprises the on-site installation of both hydrogen production capacities using water electrolysis, and solid storage to ensure industrial production continuity in optimal security conditions.
We are going to turn the McPhy factory into the first industrial demonstrator by installing an electrolyser and solid hydrogen storage of 100 kg capacity. This installation will power the furnace used to manufacture our metal hydrides, a key process in the manufacture of solid hydrogen storage.
The LASHY proposition connects renewable energy producers with the industrial hydrogen market. The proposition involves installing an electrolyser and hydrogen storage on the ENR producing site, as well as a management service for hydrogen production, known as an "arbitration system." In addition, hydrogen consumers located near this facility will be able to benefit from a supply of green hydrogen. The arbitration system balances electricity or hydrogen production with possible services to the power grid. The choice is made according to several criteria such as electricity-market price-volatility, remuneration conditions for clearing and using of electrical networks.
Total PUSHY project budget: € 12 million
OSSHY partners: CEA Liten, LINDE, WH2, ENERGHY, Green Access
Part-funded by: OSEO/ ISI