BIG HIT (Building Innovative Green Hydrogen Systems in Isolated Territories)

LEAD DEVELOPER

Foundation for the development of new hydrogen technologies in Aragon (project coordination), ITM Power (technical leader), Scottish hydrogen and fuel cell association

PROJECT PARTNERS

FHA, ITM, Orkney Council, Calvera, SDT, CES, EMEC, DTU, SymbioFC, SFHCA, Giacomini, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure - Malta

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), Scottish Government, UK Government

MAIN LOCATION

Orkney Islands (Scotland)
(
United Kingdom
)

OTHER LOCATIONS

No

BIG HIT (Building Innovative Green Hydrogen Systems in Isolated Territories)

BIG HIT is a six-year demonstration project which aims to create an integrated low carbon and localised energy system establishing a replicable model of hydrogen production, storage, distribution and utilisation for low carbon heat, power and transport.

PROJECT DETAILS

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

N.A.

VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

H2 PRODUCTION

  • Water electrolysis with PEM electrolyser

H2 STORAGE

H2 TRANSPORT

  • Ship

H2 DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILITY

  • HRS 350 bar
END USES

MOBILITY

  • Cars

ENERGY

  • Stationary fuel cells for distributed generations - Prime power
  • Stationary fuel cells for distributed generations - Other

INDUSTRIAL FEEDSTOCK

INVESTMENT VOLUME

[M€]:

13.50
FUNDING

PROJECT TIMELINE

2014

Start of project development

Project finalisation

2035


CURRENT STATUS:

Fully implemented

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Business model/business case development

    Definition in the preparation phase needed

  • Permitting and authorization procedures

    Knowledge about procedures needed

  • Funding

    Funding should be obtained prior launching preparation phase (pre-feasibility)

  • Experienced staff

    Needed for the preparation phase, afterwards during the project operation staff can be trained

  • Local public acceptance

    Mandatory

  • Project's business case

    Definition in the preparation phase needed

  • Project's governance model

    Needed, in BIG HIT provided by a Consortium Agreement in the framework of the project

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

  • Building a financial model

    Still challenging

N.A.: Not available. This is possible due to two reasons: a) the Hydrogen Valley chose to not publicly display the data or b) the Hydrogen Valley did not answer the specific question in the associated survey.