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RENOVAH2: Efficient production of hydrogen by water-splitting with solar and wind energy systems

Research project with the reference: ECC 590000-2008-170, within the “Strategic Action on Energy and Climate Change” of the National Plan of Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation 2008-2011.

Project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry in the last call of 2008 within the framework of the National Subprogramme of energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean energy technologies. The objective is to develop efficient hydrogen production technologies with wind and solar energy systems. The workprogramme focuses on three different technical approaches. The first task is oriented to develop the integration of electrolyzers with PV and wind energy with special attention to isolated energy systems. The second task has as main objective to develop and conduct “proof of concept” tests of a solar concentrating system (1-5 kW) and thermochemical cycles. The third task describes the work related to the production of hydrogen by means of photocatalytic systems. RENOVAH2 project tackles the development of hydrogen production with renewable energy (solar and wind) with the aim of covering short-term (electrolysis), medium-term (thermochemical cycles) and long-term (photocatalysis) conversion routes.

Partners: IMDEA Energy Institute (Coordinator); Hynergreen Technologies, S.A.; Technological Institute of Canarias
Funding Institution/Program: Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce/Strategic Action on Energy and Climate Change
Period: October 2008-December 2008
Principal Researcher: Manuel Romero

Ministerio Industria Turismo y Comercio