The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking group has selected Denmark to host a major European hydrogen demonstration project. The HyBalance Project aims to support an entire hydrogen economy, from production to end-use. Denmark was chosen as a country which has already invested heavily in wind power. At periods of low demand, cheap renewable energy will be exploited to produce liquid hydrogen from electrolysis, which will then be used to balanc the grid at peak demand periods. The hydrogen will also be available for fuel-cell vehicles in the town of Hobro, in the Danish province of Nordjylland.
The project is being co-ordinated by Air Liquide, with support from LBST, NEAS Energy, CEMTEC Fonden, Copenhagen Hydrogen Network and Hydrogenics Europe. Hydrogen production is due to start at the end of next year