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Abengoa completes construction of pilot for new generation hydrogen power plant

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Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technological solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, has completed the construction of the demonstration plant of the Grasshopper project, whose objective is sustainable energy production through the use of hydrogen fuel cells.

As part of this project, a pilot plant has been built in Seville, Spain, that has been transferred to Abengoa Innovación’s test facilities in the port of Seville, where it is already in the commissioning and start-up phase, prior to shipment to Delfzijl, Holland. There it will use the surplus hydrogen produced in a chlorine production plant, thus validating the power production in a representative industrial environment.

The Grasshopper project creates a new generation of fuel cell-based power plants (FCPP) capable of generating electricity and heat without emissions from hydrogen.

In addition to Abengoa Innovación, INEA -Informatizacija Energetika Avtomatizacija, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Limited (JMFC), Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology BV, Politécnico di Milano (Polimi) and Zentrum für Brennstoffzellen Technik Gmbh (ZBT) participate in the consortium for this project.

The completion of the construction of the Grasshopper project represents a key milestone for Abengoa Innovación, as it opens the doors to new developments in this field, while at the same time reaffirming the company’s leadership position worldwide in this sector.

This project has been funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under signed agreement number 779430. This body receives support from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework program of the European Union and the Hydrogen Europe associations and .Hydrogen Europe Research.