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Hydrogen Community Lolland

Lolland

Detailed description of the Good Practice

The objective behind the Hydrogen Community Lolland is to put the region on the map as a European role model for implementation of hydrogen technology in full scale. Phase 1 of the project allowed for the demonstration of the technology to be used in further phases: an electrolyser for the production of hydrogen and oxygen, hydrogen combined heat and power fuel cells, as well as the connection equipment for the community’s energy supply.

In phase 2, the fuel cell units will be decentralized and installed in each individual household. According to the action plan, 35 households will have their own micro-cogeneration unit installed during 2009, and a hydrogen distribution grid, currently under construction, will connect them for energy supply. The hydrogen distribution will guarantee that both the power and heating consumption will be covered. Thereby, the energy supply will be completely CO2 neutral.

The project is directly connected to the region’s strategy for renewable development. The results can be used at regional level in connection with the wind turbine energy and the decentralized CO2 neutral heating supply. Furthermore, the project can prepare the grounds for further developments of other hydrogen related technologies and demonstration projects in the region.
The Visions behind "Hydrogen Community Lolland" have positioned the island as a European role model for community testing and implementation of Hydrogen technology in full scale. The approach applies an integrated approach to the production, storage and distribution of renewable energy. Phase 1 of the project includes a testing facility in which excess wid energy is converted in to Hydrogen and Oxygen through electrolysis and stored in low pressure tanks. Hydrogen is then used in fuel cells to generate electricity and heat supplying the public energy grids.

energy efficiency
climate change
renewable energy

Objectives of the Good Practice

The purpose of the project is to create the best possible conditions for a full scale "Hydrogen Community" by:

  • Optimizing the use of existing resources on Lolland (wind power, bio fuels etc.) by creating new synergies and symbioses with existing energy and environmental facilities.
  • De-mystifying spinn-off potentials in relation to industrial development.
  • Developing hydrogen technology for future end users.
  • Creating a regulatory framework for producers and suppliers where public authorities deliver quick and effective services and permits.
  • Developing new educational programs for service and maintenance related activities

Participants of the Good Practice

Lolland Municipality
Danish Energy Authority

Target group of the Good Practice

citizens of Lolland

Funding of the Good Practice

Danish Energy Authority
DRUP/regional funding
IRD A/S
Lolland Municipality
LOKE

More Details of the Good Practice

Documentation and documents

www.lolland.dk
www.bass.dk

Available files

Data sources and references

www.lolland.dk
www.bass.dk (Accessed July 16, 2009)