Abengoa has completed the construction of the demonstration plant for the Grasshopper project, with the aim of producing sustainable power using hydrogen fuel cells.
As part of this project, a pilot plant has been built in Seville and moved to Abengoa Innovation’s testing facilities in the port of Seville, Spain, where it is being commissioned and started up before being sent to Delfzijl, The Netherlands. There, it will use the hydrogen excess produced in the Nouryon chlor-alkali plant, thus validating power production in a real industrial environment.
The Grasshopper project creates a fuel cell power plants (FCPP) capable of generating emission-free electricity and heat from hydrogen.
In addition to Abengoa Innovation, the project consortium includes INEA -Informatizacija Energetika Avtomatizacija, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells (JMFC), Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology, Politécnico di Milano (Polimi) and Zentrum für Brennstoffzellen Technik (ZBT).
This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.