HYPER - LIQUEFIED HYDROGEN PRODUCTION FROM SURPLUS WIND/HYDRO POWER AND FOSSIL SOURCES IN NORWAY

The Hyper project addresses valorisation of Norwegian renewable and fossil energy resources for decarbonised hydrogen production aimed for export as well as national utilisation. Hyper will contribute to closing the knowledge gaps currently forming barriers to realising large-scale cost- and energy-efficient hydrogen production, liquefaction and export facilities.


 The central technology elements and processes and their interaction will be investigated using SINTEF ER's and NTNU's expertise in cooperation with the industrial partners Equinor, Shell, Nel Hydrogen, Linde Kryotechnik, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation and Gassco.

In addition to advancing the specific technology knowledge related to large-scale hydrogen production and liquefaction, detailed case/feasibility studies will be performed, involving both static and dynamic load profiles and interaction between the subsystems involved. Boundaries of the hydrogen production system will be defined by the input of renewable (wind and hydro power) and fossil (natural gas) energy and the output of liquid hydrogen conditioned for ship transport to markets. CO2 capture and storage (CCS) will be included among the key technological elements when hydrogen converted from fossil energy is part of the production system.

Cases relevant to Norwegian, European (including Germany, the UK and the Netherlands) and Japanese conditions and markets will be defined and evaluated in order to expand the knowledge regarding the feasibility and potential of liquid hydrogen production.