eGHOST and SH2E projects coordinated by IMDEA Energy have been awarded in the 'Best Success Story' category of the Hydrogen Week Awards, organised by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) in the framework of the European Hydrogen Week held from 29 November to 3 December.
The award recognises how collaboration between research, industry and policy makers enhances innovation capacity and accelerates society's transition to a greener world through sustainable solutions and opens up new markets in fuel cell and hydrogen (FCH) technology.
The pioneering eGHOST is based on defining eco-design guidelines and criteria for two reference products: solid oxide electrolysers for hydrogen production, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells for hydrogen power generation. These products are attracting increasing interest due to their versatility and multiple applications, such as hydrogen cars.
For its part, the SH2E project is working on a novel methodological framework that establishes the requirements and provides the necessary guidelines to carry out an analysis of the sustainability of the life cycle of hydrogen systems, integrating for the first time a triple perspective: environmental, economic and social. In addition, open access software tools are being developed to facilitate the widespread use of these guidelines.
In this way, SH2E's methodological contributions offer a 360º vision that will mark a before and after, providing science-based tools to support sustainable decision-making in a more holistic and comprehensive way.