Towards Hydrogen and Electricity Production with Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage”

To prepare the ground for large-scale European facilities producing hydrogen and electricity from fossil fuels with CO2 capture and permanent storage.
Fossil fuels will remain the prevalent energy source for Europe over the foreseeable future despite their drawback in the context of the climate change issue. In order for Europe to comply with the Kyoto Protocol there is a need for new low-emission technologies - including decarbonised fossil fuels and the use of hydrogen as an energy vector. In this perspective it becomes mandatory to enable efficient ways of isolating the CO2 and storing it safely for thousands of years at reasonable cost and efficiency. DYNAMIS undertakes to investigate viable routes to large-scale cost-effective co-production schemes for hydrogen and electricity with full integrated CO2 management. 

Expected achievements

DYNAMIS undertakes by 2008 to substantiate the following targets to be achievable for practical operation by 2012:

  • Large scale power generation using advanced power cycle(s) with hydrogen-fuelled gas turbines or other decarbonised power schemes.
  • Gas or coal as fuel.
  • Hydrogen export corresponding to 0-50 MW.
  • Produced hydrogen to comply with the specifications of the European infrastructure.
  • 90% CO2 capture rate envisaged with 50% capture cost reduction. 

Project information

  • Co-funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme
  • Integrated project, Priority;
  • Capture and storage of CO2, associated with cleaner fossil fuels
  • Starting date: 1 March 2006
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Budget: 7,4 million €
  • EU contribution:
    4,0 million €
  • Contract No: 019672
  • Co-ordinator: SINTEF Energy Research

Contact info

For general inquiries regarding the Dynamis project and management, please contact: Nils A. Røkke
SINTEF Energy Research, Trondheim, Norway