GENCOMM is addressing the energy sustainability challenges of north-west European communities through the implementation of smart hydrogen-based energy matrixes. The project validates the maturity of hydrogen technologies by implementing 3 pilot plants that link the 3 main north-west Europe renewable sources (Solar Power, Wind Power, and Bioenergy) with energy storage and the main forms of energetic demand (Heat, Power and Transportation fuels).
Based on the pilot plants, technical and financial simulation models will be developed. Together, these will form a Decision Support Tool that provides a roadmap for communities to transition to renewable, hydrogen-based energy matrixes. The final goal of the project is to lead north-west Europe towards sustainability while positioning hydrogen as a commercially viable energy medium. The project is funded by North-West Europe Interreg and will finish at the end of 2020.
SEAFUEL is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of powering local transportation networks using fuels produced by renewable energies and seawater, with no net carbon footprint. It covers technical innovation by the deployment of a demonstration plant, a framework for policy implementation and a sustainability analysis of production, distribution and usage of hydrogen as an alternative fuel in remote Atlantic regions. The energy required will be provided from renewable resources which are available across the Atlantic Area such as solar, wind and marine.
The project will deploy the first hydrogen fuelling station on Tenerife in the winter of 2019/2020 and is funded by Atlantic Area Interreg and is due to be completed at the end of November 2020.