GKN Powder Metallurgy

HY2 energy storage systems help you to live and work ‘off-grid’

Hydrogen is set to become one of
the most versatile zero emissions fuels of the future.

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GKN Powder Metallurgy’s HY2 energy storage system is ideal to produce and store hydrogen locally from carbon-free renewable energy sources.

‘Green’ hydrogen is made by extracting hydrogen from water using electrolysis powered by renewable energy. Hydrogen is a zero-emissions fuel, producing just water and oxygen as waste products. GKN Powder Metallurgy’s HY2 solution enables hydrogen to be stored safely in low pressure metal hydrides, before being used directly in electric power and heat generation, and mobility solutions, helping customers towards achieving energy self-sufficiency. This technology reduces the physical space required to store the same volume of hydrogen compared to gaseous hydrogen storage, allowing it to be stored easily for as long as needed.

GKN Powder Metallurgy’s HY2 technology benefits from 100% recyclability of the metal powder used in its metal hydride component, whilst offering a robust energy supply that maintains 100% capacity after three years of use. This capability for long-term storage enables seasonal energy buffering, whereby energy generated in summer months can be used as heat and electricity in the winter.

GKN Powder Metallurgy offers its HY2 technology in a range of energy storage capacities, allowing for numerous applications including back-up power, charging, residential and maritime. HY2 energy storage solutions will allow customers to better utilise clean energy, helping them achieve their net zero goals and reduce their climate impact. Validation projects through 2020 have shown the system to be safe, robust, and scalable, and the system is expected to be officially launched to market in 2021.

 

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