Using an innovative Anion Exchange Membrane water electrolyser, photovoltaic systems owned by PLT Energia coupled with Hyter’s electrolyser system in order to generate large quantities of green hydrogen and support decarbonisation efforts.

The hydrogen will be used to support the electrical and thermal consumption of a PLT Energia site in Cesena helping to decrease the carbon footprint of its offices.

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Through industrialisation activities performed in collaboration with Hyter, the technical solution has been consolidated and made flexible for various applications related to green hydrogen.

With this, the project could showcase the potential of hydrogen in Italy and create both supply and demand in order to decarbonise various industries.

Stefano Marulli, Managing Director of PLT Energia, said, “Two years ago we set up a working team in collaboration with the Polytechnic of Milan to research existing and developing technologies to be ready for opportunities related to the world of hydrogen.

“The team has carried out valuable study, analysis, and research work, which has resulted in the acquisition of the plant supplied by Hyter, a company in the Pietro Fiorentini Group.

“The project will continue in the coming months with the analysis and testing of the production process and its practical applications as an energy vector. This is the first pilot project that we hope will soon be replicated, on a large scale, on the multi-megawatt plants in operation of the PLT Energia Group.”

Sergio Trevisan, General Manager of Pietro Fiorentini Group and President of Hyter, said, “Our commitment to energy transition is growing and Hyter’s technological development is an example of this. Collaborations like the one with PLT are fundamental to develop the hydrogen market, an energy carrier that will play a key role in achieving the decarbonisation targets promoted by the European Union.

“This project represents a fundamental step towards a future expansion of Hyter’s portfolio of solutions and is part of the exploitation of the Power-to-gas potential to maximise the value of energy produced from renewable sources.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.