Many environmental organisations, policymakers, and industry leaders believe that hydrogen is the fuel of the future that could bring us major environmental benefits. Along with that, last year, 22 EU countries and Norway signed a manifesto to facilitate the way for a cleaner hydrogen value chain. This manifesto commits to launching and funding Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) in the hydrogen sector.
Here at Christof Industries, we focus on innovation, experience, and responsibility towards our customers, employees, and the environment. With this drive, we teamed up with AVL embraced the IPCEIs on Hydrogen proposition, and submitted our project.
By targeting innovation and quality, we proposed the development and manufacture of the world’s first 1 MW high-temperature solid oxide electrolysis (HT-SOEC) system, which will bring advantages not only to Europe but on a global scale. A HT-SOEC system enables green hydrogen production as it uses water as feedstock.
There are different electrolysis technologies, such as Alkaline and PEM, which both operate at low temperatures. However, our system produces hydrogen with significantly higher efficiency while also reducing the costs of such systems and doubling their current durability. Based on our production capacity, we plan to expand the existing technology portfolio to combat climate change.
- Our project will bring several positive effects, such as:
- Increasing the level of innovation and research in the field
- Decarbonization of energy and industrial systems
- Environmental protection
- Increasing energy resilience
The proposal turned out to be a success, and we are very happy to announce that we were nominated by the Austrian ministry to enter the final phase of the funding process within the EU. We are honored to have come this far, and we are excited and curious about the result.