ABO Wind is commissioning a 9.9MW wind farm in Germany that will provide power to an electrolyzer to generate hydrogen fuel for vehicles. The wind farm in Kirchheim, which consists of three Nordex N131 turbines, will power a demonstration project that will be installed next year at a filling station. It will be capable of fuelling two to four cars a day. ABO Wind is partnering with H2BZ Hessen, MoWiN.net and petrol station operator Frank Roth on the project. ABO Wind hopes funding will be made available from the National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology to increase fuel cell output to 2MW, which would raise the daily fuelling capacity to 200 cars a day.
RENews 23rd Nov 2017 read more »
Not only in the electricity sector, but also in the shift towards green fuels, there is still much to do. One way to replace diesel and gasoline are hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The Wiesbaden-based project developer ABO Wind yesterday, together with its partners, the H2BZ Initiative Hessen eV, the Regionalmanagement Nordhessen / MoWiN.net and the petrol station operator Frank Roth, invited to the event “Green Hydrogen in Mobility” in Bad Hersfeld. ABO Wind is currently commissioning a wind farm in neighboring Kirchheim with a total rated output of 9.9 megawatts. The three Nordex N131 plants produce around 30 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity. This could be used to supply all Kirchheim households and additionally an electrolyzer for a wind-hydrogen filling station.
Fuel Cell Works 23rd Nov 2017 read more »
Researchers have created a device that can produce clean hydrogen fuel using solar power and store energy both cheaply and efficiently. The potentially revolutionary technology could be used to power electronic devices, such as phones and laptops, and could help bring hydrogen cars to the masses by making them much more affordable for consumers. The prototype device consists of a so-called ‘supercapacitor’, which stores energy, and a device for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. A single solar cell powers the device with the energy generated either stored as electricity in the supercapacitor or chemically as hydrogen.
IB Times 21st Nov 2017 read more »