Green hydrogen is an essential building block for meeting Germany’s future energy needs in a climate-neutral way. In the German government’s National Hydrogen Strategy, green hydrogen also forms an essential pillar for achieving the climate aims. Especially electrolysis combined with renewable energies like photovoltaics or wind energy are suitable to produce green hydrogen climate neutral.
The CiS Research Institute presents research and development results for green hydrogen storage and leakage detection at the GREAT H2 Forum, the first technical event of the project of the same name in Thuringia. On 16th November 2022, Dr. Thomas Frank, head of the MEMS department at the CiS Research Institute, will present a joint project development with UST Umweltsensortechnik GmbH from Geschwenda in the accompanying exhibition as well as in a pitch.
The diverse redundant H2-Semicron® gas sensor system from UST Umweltsensortechnik GmbH combines a ceramic metal oxide semiconductor gas sensor with a multi-electrode structure and a ceramic thermal conductivity detector with an additional moisture structure. The system measures H2 concentrations up to 100%, and the integrated pressure sensor element from the CiS Research Institute enables pressure compensation for H2 measurements from 300/400 mbar to 100 bar ambient pressure. The sensor system is particularly suitable for safety-relevant applications, such as hydrogen generation (electrolysers) and for storage systems (leakage detection, etc.).
The demonstrator was developed as part of the BMBF-funded consortium HYPOS, the funding initiative “Twenty20 – Partnership for Innovation”. The network investigates and develops solutions for the use of hydrogen along the entire value chain from production, storage and distribution to the application of “green hydrogen” in the chemical industry, mobility and energy supply.