Nilsson Energy’s Green Hydrogen Systems: A Sustainable Solution for Nordic Universities

By Sophia Francise

June 20, 2023
Green Hydrogen Systems

The Technical University of Denmark, the University of Åland, and Mälardalen University will get systems for the local production of hydrogen from Nilsson Energy. 

Nilsson Energy is a system integrator within hydrogen-based local energy systems. 

By investing in their local hydrogen generation, the company aims for the Universities to increase their relevance, draw in new researchers, and help create a cleaner future.

Green hydrogen is becoming increasingly important and popular as a fuel or a means of storing renewable energy for later use. 

There are various applications of green hydrogen, including when businesses utilize them to replace fossil fuels in industrial processes, develop drive lines for fuel cell-powered electric vehicles, or generate electricity and heat in building energy systems. 

Green hydrogen created with renewable energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions, assisting in the transition to green energy.

Nilsson Energy is an industry leader in system integration for hydrogen-based local energy systems and excels in creating and implementing complicated solutions to satisfy client requirements. 

The business is a conduit between hardware, software, and technological elements for secure, reliable, and effective hydrogen-based systems. 

Universities and researchers have recently shown a greater interest in the systems that the company creates and provides.

According to Abdallah Abou-Taouk, senior quotation engineer at Nilsson Energy, “Universities and researchers play a decisive role in developing new technology and improving existing ones.1

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“Research into hydrogen in production, storage, fuels, and transport, as well as the development of new materials and technologies, which can make hydrogen production more efficient and cost-effective, are important pieces of the puzzle for the green energy transition to be successful. Spreading knowledge is another important factor, and at Nilsson Energy, we have a great opportunity to deliver relevant knowledge, practical experience, and technology for real green hydrogen.”

Green hydrogen is created using Nilsson’s specialized modular systems using an eco-friendly electrolyte and Enapter’s AEM technology.

 The systems are effective and adaptable, which fits ideally in a variety of research projects where the objective is to manufacture hydrogen for research and development in various fields, including, among others, the transportation industry.

Synthetic fuels have the potential to make a significant contribution to the development of sustainable mobility, which also provides the opportunity to store excess electrical energy,” added Hao Chen, a researcher at Mälardalen University (MDU). 

“With the IFAISTOS project (Intelligent electrofuel production for integrated energy storage system), the AEM electrolysis system will be tested at MDU for the production of green hydrogen. We will also explore the potential opportunities to develop a long-term energy storage solution based on electrofuels that can integrate the electricity from renewable energy sources into the entire energy system, from gas to heating, transport, and chemicals, promoting the clean energy transition in Europe.”

According to Shi You, a senior researcher at DTU, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is concentrating on integrating the AEM electrolysis system into teaching and research activities so that learners and researchers will have a chance to comprehend the concepts and hands-on application of contemporary electrolyzer technology.

“Furthermore, researchers will use this system to develop multiphysics process models and control electrolyzers,” said Mr. You. 

“We will have the opportunity to understand how the electrolyzers’ by-products can be optimally used, for example, in waste heat and grid balancing services.”

The University of Åland also intends to incorporate the AEM electrolysis system into an educational chain that runs from solar energy to hydrogen, giving its students hands-on experience creating green hydrogen from excess energy generated on days with favorable energy consumption patterns. Students and faculty will use the equipment for instructional and research purposes.

References

  1. Robin Whitlock, ‘Nilsson Energy supplies turnkey systems for green hydrogen production to universities in the Nordics’, Renewable Energy Magazine, 20 June 2023, https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/hydrogen/nilsson-energy-supplies-turnkey-systems-for-green-20230620/[]
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