Siemens and Everfuel collaborate to accelerate green hydrogen process and storage development
We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Everfuel, a company that is making green hydrogen for zero emission mobility commercially available across Europe.
- Everfuel uses digital twin technology for development of flagship project, HySynergy, a large-scale electrolysis-based hydrogen production and storage facility in Denmark.
- Technologies vital for large-scale energy storage and mitigating fluctuation during transition
- Siemens’ gPROMS digital design used to explore decision space, quantify risk, optimize design and scale up from initial plant (20 MW) to full-scale production (300 MW)
- Digital twin enables Everfuel to accelerate development and maximize process economics
Everfuel is a key player in Power-to-X and green hydrogen, technologies that will play a vital role in the energy transition by providing large-scale energy storage capabilities and mitigating the fluctuation and unpredictability of renewable energy sources.
The successful design and operation of Power-to-X production plants and green hydrogen distribution facilities requires a digital design tool that can capture knowledge of inherently complex chemical and physical processes and support decision-making in all stages of the project delivery and plant optimization activities.
Everfuel chose Siemens’ gPROMS digital design technology to implement high-fidelity digital process twins that include process-critical components such as the electrochemical cell reactors. Global system analysis tools enable rapid and systematic exploration of the complex process design space to establish viability of design choices and quantify the risk associated with decisions. Mathematical optimization tools then determine optimal values of multiple design variables simultaneously to establish the economically optimal design while ensuring operability.
Uffe Borup, CTO at Everfuel, says "to secure Everfuel’s long-term objectives, we have decided to collaborate with Siemens Process Systems Engineering and use gPROMS as our principal process simulation tool. We believe that the unmatched capabilities of gPROMS in process modelling, validation and optimisation will help us secure the future of zero-emission mobility”.
Bart de Groot, Director of Sustainability at Siemens PSE, adds: “Siemens is working extensively with clean energy innovators to help them bring new technologies to market as rapidly as possible. We are very excited to be working with Everfuel to reduce time-to-market in this challenging area.”
Everfuel have also been using gPROMS to model a hydrogen distribution network, using the new gFLARE model library suite of advanced process safety tools for dynamic simulation of hydrogen safety scenarios.
NOTES TO THE EDITOR
Everfuel is making green hydrogen for zero emission mobility commercially available across Europe, offering competitive all-inclusive hydrogen supply- and fueling solutions. The company owns and operates green hydrogen infrastructure and partners with vehicle OEMs to connect the entire hydrogen value chain and seamlessly provide hydrogen fuel to enterprise customers under long-term contracts. Green hydrogen is a 100% clean fuel made from renewable energy and key to electrification of the transportation sector in Europe and a sustainable future. Everfuel is a young ambitious company, headquartered in Herning, Denmark, and with activities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, and a plan to grow across Europe. Everfuel is listed on Euronext Growth in Oslo under EFUEL.