Renewable Hydrogen Solutions – How to ensure regional and climate benefits

Renewable Hydrogen Solutions – How to ensure regional and climate benefits 150 150 admin

With the European Commission’s proposal of the much discussed “delegated act on the production of renewable liquid and gaseous transport fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBO)”, the EU has provided more clarity on the origin of renewable hydrogen produced via electrolysis.

The delegated regulation lays out clear rules related to the additionally of renewable electricity used to produce renewable hydrogen and strives for hourly matching between the production of renewable electricity and renewable hydrogen. However, the rules on the hourly matching will only be introduced as of 2030. Until then the correlation will only need to apply on a monthly basis in support of Europe’s still nascent hydrogen industry and market.

While stricter criteria are now indeed on the horizon, their late implementation, could lead to a short-term increased use of existing renewable energy infrastructure for renewable hydrogen production instead of generating additional renewable electricity for other more direct uses. On the other hand, an increasing number of small, medium and
large-scale hydrogen valleys are currently developing, generally constructed as “closed” regional value chains.

These often come with their own “dedicated” renewable energy infrastructure for the purpose of producing hydrogen and
using it in hard-to-abate sectors. The release of the finalized text of the delegated regulation is then a good moment to reflect on the possible
implications this can have on the production of hydrogen and its end-use across different sectors.

Join us to discuss!

 Considering the criteria, can Europe expand its renewable electricity production fast enough to cater to both an increased demand for direct electrification as well as the production of renewable hydrogen?
 How can end-users be sure that the received hydrogen is renewable? What certifications schemes exist?
 Given an increased share of renewables on the grid, are hydrogen solutions viable from a local government’s perspective?
 How can hydrogen solutions contribute to emissions reduction in temporary and (potentially) off-grid
events such as construction sites and festivals?

Lets met on Thursday 23 March from 10:00-12:30 CET to discover more!

This online event is hosted by the EVERY2WHERE project which constructs ready-to-use hydrogen fuel cell gensets as an alternative to conventional diesel generators. As part of its mission, the project aims to present stakeholders with a well-balanced perspective on the potential role and use of hydrogen in different sectors.

Moderation: Arthur Hinsch, Climate Policy & Energy Governance Officer, ICLEI Europe


Welcome & Intro to EVERYWH2ERE
Carsten Rothballer, Coordinator, Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience, ICLEI Europe.


Keynote: Hydrogen policy in Europe – where do we stand?
Ruud Kempener. Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, European Commission


Panel Discussion: Implications of the EU delegated act on the promotion of renewable hydrogen projects in different settings
 Ruud Kempener, Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson
 Marta Lovisolo, Policy Advisor Renewable Energy Systems, Bellona
 Jacob Bilabel, Founder, Aktionsnetzwerk Nachhaltigkeit
 Daniel Fraile , Chief Policy Officer, Hydrogen Europe
 Antonio Lucci, Carbon Reduction Excellence Senior Business Development Manager, RINA
Incl. Q&A


Climate and regional benefits – Cases of hydrogen application in cities around Europe. Arthur Hinsch, Climate Policy & Energy Governance Officer, ICLEI Europe


Experience with demonstration of EVERYWH2ERE H2 gensets and potential for emission reduction during temporary events.
Giannicola Loriga, Head of Corporate R&D Networking & Development Strategy, RINA Consulting


Assessing the economics of regional value chains for hydrogen – HyStarter Project Nadine Hölzinger, Manager, Spillet


Audience Discussion


Outlook. Carsten Rothballer, Coordinator, Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience ICLEI Europe

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End-Uses: Clean Heat & Power” on European Hydrogen Week

End-Uses: Clean Heat & Power” on European Hydrogen Week 150 150 admin

Giannicola Loriga Head of Corporate R&D Networking & Development Strategy at RINA presented, during the last European Hydrogen Week, celebrated 24th – 28th october 2022 in Brussels, evolution and results about our project.

If you have missed his presentantion, we ecourage you to follow their talk around minute 56.

25KW portable hydrogen powered genset at HESE

25KW portable hydrogen powered genset at HESE 150 150 Pedro Casero

Our 25KW portable hydrogen powered genset was at the Hydrogen Energy Summit&Expo (HESE), this event is the first and foremost Italian initiative dedicated to new technologies for production, transport, and storage of hydrogen.


The genset was developed within the EveryWh2ere project. This project is coordinated by RINA and the showcase event was promoted and coordinated by our partner Environment Park.

The installation of our genset of 25kw at HeseExpo was a total success and it was visited and exhibited during three days. People attending the event had the opportunity to get to know our genset.

The EveryWh2ere project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (now Clean Hydrogen Partnership) under grant agreement No 779606. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research. 

¡Listen to Giannicola Loriga to learn more about this #H2020 project and its potential applications!

EveryWh2ere, protagonist project at the Animoca Brands Aragon MotoGP Grand Prix

EveryWh2ere, protagonist project at the Animoca Brands Aragon MotoGP Grand Prix 150 150 Pedro Casero

EveryWh2ere, protagonist project at the Animoca Brands Aragon MotoGP Grand Prix.

During the 16th, 17th and 18th of September, the Motorland circuit in Aragon took place and our Innovation team stood out with the installation of one of our projects.

The giant screen installed in front of the main grandstand was powered by a 100 kW hydrogen (H2) zero-emission genset developed within the framework of the EveryWh2ere project.

Pedro Casero, Head of Innovation, comments that “we tested it on Thursday to adjust operating parameters, and since then it has been in operation as the only source of energy for the giant screen, something that is normally done with diesel generators. One more step towards decarbonising both sporting events and other areas,” he celebrates.

Technical details for MotoGP operation

During the preparations over the last few weeks, the technical aspect was not too much of a concern because an LED screen, no matter how big it is, did not seem to be a challenge. Nothing could be further from the truth. This screen is designed for outdoor use, and has 5000 nits of brightness so that it can be seen correctly at a distance and in all lighting conditions, which is a very high value (a conventional TV can be around 1000 nits).

This, together with sequences with a high proportion of white (higher consumption) and very dynamic, causes changes in the power required that can reach tens of kW, and with high levels of harmonics. The design carried out at EveryWh2ere, and already validated at an Acciona site in San Sebastian, once again demonstrates the high levels of robustness and reliability that can be expected of equipment of these characteristics.

The photos show the configuration. There is a Linde platform supplying H2, a pressure regulator block with buffer storage, and the EveryWh2ere genset. The power supply to the display, being so large, requires two three-phase connectors, Casero explains.

Safety is a priority, and ensuring safety has been key to this demonstration at MotoGP. Both the technology incorporated in EveryWh2ere and the regulations that apply, as well as the procedures available, and the training of personnel, are the essential elements that provide safety in the operation of this demo.

On the other hand, Paula Barbero, Project Manager at Aragon Hydrogen Foundation, added: “At Aragon Hydrogen Foundation we know we have a long way to go, but we are excited to demonstrate that hydrogen can be an alternative to diesel and will be part of the decarbonization path of many sectors”.

Barbero said “thanks to MotorLand Aragón for this incredible opportunity, to Dorna Sports and Racingloop for their support and interest in the project. Thanks to Linde for coming hand in hand to this demo. And last but not least, thanks to our partners for their continued support during this amazing weekend!


The big demo: major milestone reached in the project

The big demo: major milestone reached in the project 150 150 admin

After the completion of the validation tests of the first 100kW prototype manufactured, the demonstration period of this fuel cell genset has begun. This is an important milestone in the project, as after months of hard work, the prototype has finally been brought up to specification and is able to operate in a real environment to demonstrate its viability.

The first prototype of the 100 kW H2 portable generator developed as part of the EveryWh2ere project has arrived at ACCIONA Construction’s demonstration site (located in Donosti) to begin the demonstration campaign of this R&D&I project. The demonstration period at ACCIONA’s construction site will last 3 months. This demonstration will be one of the first experiences worldwide regarding the use of H2-based portable zero-emission gensets on a construction site.

The EveryWh2ere project aims to develop 25 kW and 100 kW portable generating sets that use hydrogen instead of oil derivatives to generate energy, reducing CO2 emissions, noise and associated fumes.

The prototypes to be built in the R&D project will be demonstrated in different use cases and various applications across Europe: music festivals, temporary events and construction sites.
All this, thanks to the enormous effort of the entire project consortium.

We are very proud to announce that the first prototype fuel cell based generator is ready to revolutionise events in Europe.

Discover more with this video tour

We win the #BestInnovationAward 2021

We win the #BestInnovationAward 2021 150 150 admin

The main objective of the EVERYWH2ERE project is to develop hydrogen-based portable generators as an alternative to current diesel generators, capable of meeting the electricity supply needs of temporary events where access to the electricity grid is difficult.

This project has achieved the #BestInnovationAward 2021 at the European Hydrogen Week. The award ceremony took place on 29 November at the FCH JU premises in Brussels. Stefano Barberis, coordinator of the EVERYWH2ERE project and business development manager at RINA collected the award and said: “Temporary power generators are widely used in cities to supply power for temporary events, concerts, construction sites, etc. Most of them are powered by engines that are powered by hydrogen. Most of them run on diesel internal combustion engines, which are very polluting. Therefore, demonstrating the use of hydrogen in fuel cell-equipped portable generators for temporary power applications at events, construction sites and film sets is a sustainable alternative.

Hydrogen Europe Research recognises the work of talented scientists in widening access to sustainable and efficient fuel cell technology for a wide range of high-impact applications.

Thanks to all of you who have voted and trusted us.

European Hydrogen Week 2021

FRIEM, GENPORT and LINDE presenting the project.

FRIEM, GENPORT and LINDE presenting the project. 150 150 admin

Vittoria Gratarola (FRIEM), Stefano Limonta (Genport) and Vito Alba (LINDE) make a presentation of the project, indicating its main objectives. The first two prototypes already built are also shown. It is a mix between the explanation of the project and the main places of interest where the equipment will be tested, with a video showing how the first prototypes of each power (25kW, 100kW) have finally turned out.

Training camp held with the rest of the partners

Training camp held with the rest of the partners 150 150 admin

In November the Training Camp was held at the premises of the partner FRIEM, the partner expert in power electronics. During it, Stefano Limonta from Genport, coordinator of the partners in the technical part, together with LINDE, our gas partner that has prepared the hydrogen storage, held a session that lasted two days in which he showed the operation of the equipment to the partners in charge of the technical part. The session lasted two days and the partners in charge of the demonstration phase of the project, such as Acciona and FHa, were able to check the operation of the equipment.

Best Innovation Award FCH JU – VOTE FOR US!

Best Innovation Award FCH JU – VOTE FOR US! 668 263 admin

Fuel cell and hydrogen (FCH) innovation demonstrates how collaboration between research, industry and policymakers in European partnerships has delivered world-class solutions and accelerated the energy transition to a greener world.

We are pleased to communicate that we have been shortlisted for this award. The team that makes this project possible is very honoured, as it means FCH JU’s trusts in our mission to create low-carbon and sustainable solutions that contribute to society.

If you have been following our project, support us this time with your vote

Take part in the public vote for the Best Success Story and the Best Innovation. You can submit your vote until 24 November!


The 6th Low Emission Advanced Power (LEAP) Workshop

The 6th Low Emission Advanced Power (LEAP) Workshop 999 749 admin

The 6th Low Emission Advanced Power (LEAP) Workshop is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)  virtually through WebEx, on November 01 – 05, 2021. It will focus on the transition to net-zero carbon and the associated technology development to help the nation and the world to target the goal of building a carbon pollution-free electricity sector, by promoting dialog among the leading international researchers from national laboratories, industry, and universities.

It is a 5-day workshop, consists of 14 sessions covering a variety of topics, including Net-zero carbon; transition cost and impact; renewables and microgrids; thermally/chemically integrated systems; intelligent, reconfigurable and adaptive energy systems; dynamic performance and controls; paths to commercialization; cyber-physical modeling; machine learning, digital twin and co-design.

Stefano Barberis, our Project Coordinator leads the following presentation: “EVERYWH2ERE: Making hydrogen affordable to operate in EU cities fueling temporary power gensets”.