Ballard Power Systems will supply a 200 kW FCwaveTM fuel cell module to Fusion-Fuel (a Portuguese green hydrogen solutions company) H2Evora project in the Évora region of Portugal.
The project will use Fusion-Fuel’s new HEVO electrolyser to produce green hydrogen for powering the FCwaveTM module to generate zero-emission electricity. Ballard plans to deliver the FCwaveTM module to Fusion-Fuel this year.
The H2Evora project will be Fusion-Fuel’s first utility-scale solar-to-hydrogen plant, aiming to have 15 HEVO electrolysers producing around 15 tonnes/year of green hydrogen. A portion of the hydrogen will produce 240 MWh of electricity from Ballard’s FCwaveTM module, transmitted to Portugal’s grid during peak time. The project will also test various applications such as converting hydrogen into electrical energy through a fuel cell, blending hydrogen in the natural gas network, and bottling hydrogen for industrial applications.
Mr João Wahnon, Fusion-Fuel Head of Business Development, said, “We have developed the HEVO as a modular miniaturised electrolyser that can support a range of applications, from large-scale hydrogen generation to smaller-scale onsite hydrogen production.”
Rob Campbell, Ballard’s CCO, added, “Fusion-Fuel’s H2Evora project is an exciting step in the demonstration of sustainable electricity generation at a competitive cost.”
Fusion-Fuel’s HEVO electrolyser is small, lightweight, and able to be mass-produced. They can be combined with a high-efficiency solar cell integrated with a specially designed concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar panel to use solar power and thermal to produce green hydrogen. During the hydrogen generation process, the solar heat can improve the efficiency of the HEVO electrolyser.