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HYDROSIL :
Hydrogen Stored as Liquids Patented solutions

Hydrogen HUB

Massive importation
and storage of hydrogen (1Mt/y)

Port of Amsterdam, Evos, Electriq Global, Hydrogenious and Hysilabs have joined forces to investigate the technical and commercial feasibility of importing and storing hydrogen on an industrial scale. The parties are jointly working on a blueprint for an import, storage, distribution and trading hub, consisting of facilities with a total throughput capacity of 1 million tonnes of hydrogen per year. Moving to overcome the challenges with transporting and storing compressed and cooled hydrogen, the H2Gate project is exploring several hydrogen carrier technologies in parallel, also to determine potential energetic and operational synergies between them. Subsequent studies into design and realization, including pilots, are conceivable. Pierre-Emmanuel Casanova, Chairman and co-founder of HySiLabs: “H2GATE is a great opportunity for HySiLabs. Besides proving all the advantages that our molecule HydroSil could bring in a port hub, we will collaborate to the deployment of hydrogen together with major players of the sector. We feel honoured to be part of such an ambitious project.”

Start: January 2021

HySiLabs, Port of Amsterdam
HySiLabs, Evos
Heavy duty on board
Strategic storage
Green hydrogen transportation
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HySiLabs - QualifHy, H2 consumption

Consortium project with Helion Hydrogen Power (fuel cell manufacturer), Enogia (ORC turbine manufacturer) and Ecole National Supérieure des Arts et Métiers (engineer school). This project is dedicated understand the interactions between our hydrogen release device and a fuel cell, by testing it on test bench but also the connection with Helion‘s fuel cell.

Hydrogen 
consumption

Start: November 2021

Test bench of the release process
and connection with a fuel cell

HySiLabs, Helion, Alstom
HySiLabs, Région Sud
HySiLabs, Enogia
HySiLabs, Arts et Métiers
HySiLabs, Investir l'avenir
H2 pure
No energy input
Hydrogen on demand

The Sun-To-X Horizon 2020 project will contribute to the European Commission’s targets for clean energy for all and circular economy by developing a system for the conversion of solar energy into storable chemical fuel that will be used in the energy and transport sectors. The objective is to convert the solar energy into a non-toxic, energy dense, liquid fuel that can be used in the energy and heating sectors. Water is needed as an input in almost all solar fuel electrolysis processes, so it is limited to areas which can meet large liquid water supply. By using humidity instead, the technology can be expanded even to deserts.

Production

Start: September 2020

Photoelectrochemical
Hydrogen  production

HySiLabs, Toyota
HySiLabs, Engie
HySiLabs, LGi
HySiLabs, Lightfuel
HySiLabs, Differ
HySiLabs, EPFL
HySiLabs, HZB
HySiLabs, cea
Supported by
HySiLabs, European Commission
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Energy input
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HySiLabs - SuntoX,H2 production
HySiLabs - EIC Accelerator, carbon-free alternative

HydroSil is aimed to big energy companies aiming to supply hydrogen to the market. This solution allows them to use the existing logistic infrastructure for fossil fuel, thus revolutionising the hydrogen delivery sector. Our innovation will have a disruptive impact in the mobility sector as it has the potential to remove the barriers that currently prevent a wide deployment of hydrogen-based applications by tackling safety, regulatory and supply chain issues. HySiLabs was created with the objective of developing and exploiting this new technology which is based in a recent scientific discovery. Properly industrialised, it has all the ingredients to become a game changer in hydrogen distribution industry, enabling the deployment of a hydrogen economy. The overall objective of the project is to be ready to commercialise our disruptive technology among major energy companies.

EIC Accelerator

Start: October 2020

Carbon-free alternative for the transition to a hydrogen economy

Environmentally friendly
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Use existing infrastructure

Production

Start: September 2020.

Photoelectrochemical
H
2  production.

The Sun-To-X Horizon 2020 project will contribute to the European Commission’s targets for clean energy for all and circular economy by developing a system for the conversion of solar energy into storable chemical fuel that will be used in the energy and transport sectors.

The objective is to convert the solar energy into a non-toxic, energy dense, liquid fuel that can be used in the energy and heating sectors.  

Water is needed as an input in almost all solar fuel electrolysis processes, so it is limited to areas which can meet large liquid water supply. By using humidity instead, the technology can be expanded even to deserts.

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Production

Start: September 2020.

Photoelectrochemical
H
2  production.

The Sun-To-X Horizon 2020 project will contribute to the European Commission’s targets for clean energy for all and circular economy by developing a system for the conversion of solar energy into storable chemical fuel that will be used in the energy and transport sectors.

The objective is to convert the solar energy into a non-toxic, energy dense, liquid fuel that can be used in the energy and heating sectors.  

Water is needed as an input in almost all solar fuel electrolysis processes, so it is limited to areas which can meet large liquid water supply. By using humidity instead, the technology can be expanded even to deserts.

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HyPlant

During this project, HySiLabs will design and manufacture two industrial demonstrators, in order to produce HydroSil (hydrogen liquid carrier) and to release hydrogen from this carrier. HydroSil a liquid silicon hydride derivative, which is stable, non-toxic, non-explosive and non-dangerous. It enables to release hydrogen at the consumption site easily, on-demand and without any external energy input. Furthermore, it can be reused as many times as desired. These demonstrators will be installed close to HySiLabs’ headquarters, at Technopôle de l’Environnement de l’Arbois. This operation will allow HySiLabs to start producing HydroSil in a industrial way and begin the certification of this new molecule.

Start: July 2020

Industrial demonstrator to produce liquid hydrogen carrier

Energy input
Environmentally friendly
Recyclable
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