As part of its Net Zero programme mobile energy specialist Aggreko is accelerating its investments in hydrogen technology. At present, it is focusing on two different technologies a hydrogen fired generator and a fuel-cell-battery-hybrid.
Together with cleantech partner CMB.TECH, Aggeko has developed a 50 kVA hydrogen combustion genset demonstrator. Following successful testing, Aggreko is now investing in 10 additional units to support hydrogen readiness, working with lead customers and partners to test and validate hydrogen as an energy carrier in temporary power. The solution will be ready for customer installations in Europe in H2/2021. This solution is Tier 4f/Stage V compliant without after-treatment and results in near-zero NOx emissions.
Aggreko has partnered with Nedstack to build a fuel cell demonstration unit that will integrate zero-emission hydrogen technology into Aggreko’s canopy storage battery solution. The hydrogen hybrid consists of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell and a lithium-ion storage system. The unit is to be piloted in Aggreko’s hub in Moerdijk, Netherlands.
Aggreko is exploring hydrogen technologies and fuel supply logistics to better understand long-term feasibility and usage in temporary power generation. Both demonstrator units will be available for field-trials at customer sites in the second half of 2021.
Carsten Reincke-Collon, director of Future Technologies at Aggreko, said “Businesses around the world are only at the start of the hydrogen journey and therefore need to be supported to find?the best ways of?integrating it into their operations. This means better knowledge of and increased investment in storage and transport infrastructure, which is why we’re testing different technologies in order to fully understand the role hydrogen can play in transitioning temporary power to net zero.”
Last year, Aggreko committed to operating as a Net?Zero business across all services it provides by?2050. The company has also undertaken to reduce the amount of fossil diesel fuel used in customer solutions by at least 50%, reduce local air quality emissions of its solutions by 50% and achieve Net Zero across all its own business operations by 2030.