Hydrogen Mem-Tech and Prototech AS initiate new project
Hydrogen Mem-Tech AS (HMT) is awarded the project where it shall deliver a separation module for hydrogen to Prototech AS’ advanced fuel cell module for system testing in 2021/2022. The project is intended for marine applications.
Delivery of a separation module
The two parties have had a good relation over a period of time and will now take their collaboration one step further. The project is awarded under a frame agreement between the companies and will contain both the delivery of a separation module and technical assistance with integration and optimalization of the complete solutions. Further, Prototech will deliver machining services to Hydrogen Mem-Tech.
The first separation module will be delivered to Prototech’s fuel cell facility integrated in the test center for sustainable solutions, Energy House, at Heiane at Stord outside Bergen. The test center is a part of the Sustainable Energy catapult center for development and testing of tomorrows maritime solutions based on sustainable technology and fuels.
Prototech’s goal with the project is to validate technical solutions aimed at maritime and offshore market, as well as prepare fuel cell solutions to be demonstrated at a Odfjell chemical tank ship in the next phase. The hydrogen technology from Hydrogen Mem-Tech is a central component in a small footprint power system adapted to demanding applications such as ships or offshore installations. The solutions being developed has a massive potential for efficient use of different fuels, either for clean power production or co-production of hydrogen and power. The technology also provides an opportunity for direct CO2 capture by the use of natural gas or biogas as fuel.
«The collaboration with Prototech is a concrete example of projects that will contribute to the development of sustainable solutions and the industry of tomorrow in Norway with international potential» says CEO of Hydrogen Mem-Tech AS, Thomas Reinertsen.