The "H2 Kusatsu Farm" can stably supply hydrogen regardless of the weather by using two methods. The first one is to utilize water electrolysis unit that produces hydrogen by electrolyzing water using the power from solar panels. The other is to utilize compact hydrogen production equipment in combination with a gas reforming process with long and accumulated technology from "Ene-Farm", residential natural-gas type fuel cell.
Switzerland’s first system for the commercial production of hydrogen is planned at the Gösgen hydropower plant. The 2 MW system is to be constructed by Hydrospider, which is owned in equal shares by Alpiq and H2 Energy.
Fuel cell-powered electric trucks are quieter and have ranges and payloads that are comparable to those of diesel-powered trucks. Since they only emit water vapour, they are environmentally friendly and carbon free. Fuel cell-powered electric trucks that run on hydrogen will thus play a key role in the decarbonisation of goods transport, provided that the hydrogen is produced using renewable energy sources. This is precisely what Hydrospider intends to implement at Alpiq’s hydropower plant in Gösgen with the planned construction of Switzerland’s largest hydrogen production system.
Ammonia is one of the world’s most produced inorganic chemicals and is clean, with the primary bi-products of its cracking and consumption being water and nitrogen. AFC Energy’s new system works by cracking ammonia to create a flow of hydrogen to generate electricity from the fuel cell. Following successful research and development through the EU funded Alkammonia Project, AFC Energy was able to successfully demonstrate a clear ability to scale up power production, enabling it to deliver multi-MW solutions for powering larger off-grid communities.