The research on the use of hydrogen as a low or no carbon fuel source and energy storage as well, the Siemens Energy, Duke Energy and Clemson University, South Carolina have come along as one unit for the research.
Where Duke Energy is the owner and operator of the assets of the project in the team and Clemson University as a beneficiary have assembled with a new partner in the team, i.e., Siemens Energy providing help in the project with their experience, expertise and perspective as a technology developer.
An amount of $200,000 was granted by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) for the research initiative to Siemens Energy.
The research is called as H2-Orange and will begin in March 2021 in collaboration with Clemson University.
The research will include studies on producing hydrogen, as well as green hydrogen (produced from water and has no byproducts), and storage of the hydrogen.
It is been found that hydrogen has a higher potential of storing energy efficiently in larger quantities and also for a much more duration of time than the current technology, i.e., lithium-ion batteries.
The team will contribute to the research has been explained below:
- Clemson University: The South Carolina based university will make sure the energy needs are met by integrating hydrogen into the campus grid.
- Siemens Energy: The new member of the research team will study the uses of its Silyzer electrolyzer (It uses renewable and clean energy resources to produce hydrogen without any production of emissions) which is able to produce hydrogen fuel and power the existing natural gas turbine SGT-400 at the Clemson plant.
- Duke Energy: It will provide its expertise in operational, engineering and grid modeling. Whereas, it also expects the results of this project to be applicable in its larger combustion turbine fleet.
This team is well sufficient with resources and provide the best outcome or results. Now, Siemens Energy in the project collaborating with their expertise and experience has made the whole task much easier for better results.
Siemens Energy as well as Clemson University, South Carolina are on a mission to achieve a net-zero carbon goal by the end of 2030. Whereas, Duke Energy has also evaluated its hydrogen project (a low or no carbon fuel) as a source to meet their company’s target to achieve the net-zero carbon goal by the end of 2050.