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EU OYSTER Consortium chooses Grimsby for its future innovative “marinised” electrolyser

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The OYSTER Consortium choose Grimsby, in the Humber region, as the location for the production and trial’s tests of its innovative ‘marinised” electrolyser.

The OYSTER project funded by the Fuel Cells 2 and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), aims to investigates the achievability and potential of integrating an electrolyser system into an offshore wind turbine. To this end, the project will develop a compact electrolysis system that can withstand harsh offshore environments, have minimal maintenance requirements and still meet cost and performance targets enabling production of low-cost hydrogen. This technology could unlock mass markets for renewable hydrogen and assist the transition to a clean renewable system overall.

Element Energy is supporting the OYSTER project consortium as overall coordinator of the project, working alongside ITM Power, Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Element Energy is also in charge of communication activities and techno-economic analysis report for the project.

Michael Dolman, Partner at Element Energy, said: “Since supporting the formation of the OYSTER project, we’ve seen a growing number of projects planning offshore hydrogen production and increasing interest in this area from a wide range of stakeholders. With the selection of a location for the demonstrator, OYSTER is progressing well and will play a valuable role in advancing electrolysis technology for offshore applications.”

Link to the Full Press Release

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