HydrogenPro Denmark has received funding for two new research and development projects. The total investment, valued at NOK 15.3 million, comes from Innovation Fund Denmark and MissionGreenFuels, alongside Gassnova, Norway.
A Hefty Investment in Sustainable Energy R&D
HydrogenPro Denmark CEO, Lars Pleth Nielsen, expressed his delight with the funding, stating, “We are extremely proud and honored to be part of these two solid R&D projects.” The significant backing reflects the increasing emphasis on research and development in the fields of hydrogen fuel and carbon capture, key technologies in the quest for climate neutrality.
The Danish project, “H2-SAF”, will focus on reducing the cost structure of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by at least 3-4%, a comparison drawn with e-kerosene. To achieve this, the project aims to reduce the cost of green hydrogen by 15-20% through innovative developments in electrode/membrane and material degradation analysis.
These efforts align with European climate goals, as the continent seeks to ensure 63% of its jet fuel is SAF by 2050, according to the 2022 EASA Report. HydrogenPro Denmark will collaborate with the Technical University of Denmark and Aarhus University on this project.
Tackling Carbon Capture with Novel Approach
The second project, funded by Gassnova, Norway, delves into an innovative approach to carbon capture. The idea is to use HydrogenPro’s electrodes to modify the pH level and adsorb CO2 in water, later desorbing CO2 by reversing the pH. By increasing the water’s acidity, carbonates will transform into CO2. Once the concentration of dissolved CO2 exceeds its maximum solubility, CO2 can be captured as a gas.
This project brings HydrogenPro Denmark together with partners SINTEF, Equinor Energy, EcoFishCircle, and TotalEnergies under the title “pH swing to desorb CO2 from aqueous solutions”. The funding granted for this project is up to NOK 984,000.
The dual funding for HydrogenPro Denmark underscores the importance of research and development in the green energy sector. It affirms the crucial role of hydrogen in the energy transition and highlights the potential of innovative carbon capture technologies.