Energy Transition and Environment

The world faces major threats due to unsustainable consumption of fossil resources and raw materials, and unsustainable land use. The whole society and all sectors need to make a U-turn in order to preserve our planet for future generations.

Uniresearch consultants have profound knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in the Energy Transition and are keen to support you to acquire funding for research and innovation in e.g. the following EU programs: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy, Blue Growth, Biobased Industries, Mobility for Growth, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen and Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials. Our services in project set-up and – management cover each development stage; from early stage research projects to demonstration projects.

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The world’s first 2MW PEM fuel cell power plant has been successfully designed, constructed and integrated into a chlor-alkali (CA) production plant, in Yingkou China. The chlor-alkali production plant produces chlorine and caustic soda (lye) and high purity hydrogen. The hydrogen contains almost 45% of the energy that is consumed in the plant. In many cases this hydrogen is vented.
Uniresearch Role

Uniresearch was hired by the coordinator to write and compile the grant application. After approval of the project, Uniresearch has become responsible for the project coordination, management and the dissemination/exploitation activities.

Anna Molinari
Senior Grant Consultant
Jaap Struijk
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The main project results:

  • Integration of heat and power with an existing chlorine production plant: 2MW power achieved in operation, Heat available @ 60°C
  • High net conversion efficiency 50% electric energy on system level and 80% for combined heat and power
  • Demonstration of power and heat generation for over 2 years
  • On-stream availability of up to > 95% in an operational period for over 2 years: Influenced by OSBL (H2/grid availability) and stacks but successfully demonstrated end 2017
  • Fully automated way of operation and remote monitoring
  • Investment demonstrated for €3,000 / kWe
  • The plant produced more than 13GWh and made available 7 GWh of thermal energy at 65˚C
Facts & Figures
  • Acronym: DEMCOPEM-2MW
  • Full name: Demonstration of a combined heat and power 2 MWe PEM fuel cell generator and integration into an existing chlorine production plant
  • Start date: 1 January 2015
  • Duration: 48 months
  • Total budget:  10.5 M€
  • EC Funding:  5.5 M€
  • EC contract number: 621256

The project consortium consists of 5 partners from three different EU countries.