The HyCARE project has the main objective of developing and testing a hydrogen storage tank with the use of a solid-state hydrogen carrier in large scale. The tank is based on an innovative concept that links hydrogen and heat storage for stationary storage of excess renewable energy. By demonstrating an end-to-end solution for low pressure hydrogen storage, HyCARE contributes to reduce the investment and operating costs of renewable energy storage.

HyCARE targets the following goals:

  • High quantity of stored hydrogen ≥ 50 kg
  • Low pressure < 50 bar, low temperature RT to < 100°C
  • Low foot print, comparable to liquid hydrogen storage ( ≥ 60 kg H2/m3)
  • Hydrogen storage coupled with thermal energy storage
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Integration with an electrolyser (EL) and a fuel cell (FC)
  • Demonstration in real application
  • Improved safety
  • Techno-economical evaluation, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Exploitation of possible industrial applications
  • Dissemination of results at various levels
  • Engagement of local people and institution in the demonstration site