The open innovation infrastructure will be used to conduct research and perform megawatt-scale stress tests with water electrolysis. This is needed as a stepping stone to future production by the process industry of sustainable hydrogen on a gigawatt scale. Suppliers of materials and components for membranes, anodes, electrodes, pumps, etc. can test the impact of their products in the test centre.
This project is a building block of our Hydrohub Innovation Program and therefore aligned to other hydrogen initiatives by the process industry and academics like the so-called GW-study and some mid-term projected pilot projects (e.g. a 20 MW demo in 2022 by Nouryon and Gasunie) and a new tenure track programme by NWO in the field of electrochemistry.
More information can be found on the ISPT website.