Hydrogen Generator demonstrated by Abengoa
ACTA S.P.A. (AIM; ACTA), the hydrogen energy company, announces that Spanish clean technology company Abengoa has installed one of the Company’s electrolyser hydrogen generators at its Palmas Altas campus in Seville.
The ACTA EL500 electrolyser, is part of a demonstration project called “El Tubo” (the pipe), which is visited by students, research institutions and potential customers to demonstrate the practical application of electrolyser and fuel cells to reduce electricity consumption from the grid.
Electricity produced by photovoltaic solar panels is converted into hydrogen by the ACTA EL500 electrolyser and stored onsite in metal hydride canisters. When required, the hydrogen is converted back to electricity through a Ballard fuel cell.
The completed installation can be seen below.
By participating in the project, Acta is able to demonstrate the benefits of its independent solutions for remote, off-grid sites powered by renewable energy.
Paolo Bert, CEO of Acta, commented: “We see this deployment as an excellent opportunity to promote the capabilities of our product range.. We work closely with our customers to ensure that we can provide the most effective solutions for our partners and are delighted to have sold our electrolyser into such a prestigious project.”
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About Acta S.p.A.
Acta S.p.A. is a developer and manufacturer of a range of clean energy products. Based on its world-leading expertise in alkaline membrane technology, the Company has developed a unique range of low-cost, compact hydrogen generators (electrolysers) which produce pure, dry compressed hydrogen at high efficiency from renewable or grid power.
In April 2013 Acta launched the Acta Power, an integrated electrolyser and fuel cell system for use in back-up power and renewable energy storage applications. Best understood as a “Hydrogen Battery”, the system converts energy from renewable or grid power when it is available and stores it in the form of hydrogen, and then converts the hydrogen back to electrical power when needed due to grid black-out or lack of solar / wind power.
This system has extensive application as a back-up power unit for telecommunications base stations, where it competes on cost against traditional battery and diesel solutions, while offering a cleaner solution and better service. In particular, the use of rainwater and the generation of hydrogen on-site removes the cost and logistical barriers of fuel delivery, while also avoiding the theft risk associated with diesel, methanol and battery systems.
The supply of fuel cell back-up power systems for telecommunications base stations represents a large and fast-growing market, especially in extensively bad-grid and off-grid locations such as in Asia and Africa. Battery sales to the Chinese telecoms industry are currently valued at $4.7 bn to $7.8 bn per annum (Fuel Cell Today, China).
Acta holds a portfolio of patents and patent applications on its key technologies, manufactures its products through a combination of production, component subcontracting, and final product assembly and quality control, and has established distribution channels through partnerships in China, India, SE Asia, Australia, Africa, Middle East, Germany, UK, USA and South America.
Acta S.p.A. is based near Pisa, Italy, and was admitted to trading on AIM in October 2005.
Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB) applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from sea water.