Engas Global Ltd is an electrolyser and hydrogen compressor company based in Horsham, West Sussex, UK. We work closely with our parent company Engas UK Ltd (www.en-gas.co.uk). Engas team have over 50 years collective experience on hydrogen production, compression, fuel cells for multi-modal applications from energy storage, refuelling of boat/vehicles and back up power. We are closely involved in the maritime sector for refuelling of hydrogen powered boats/ships.
In this project called RESTORE (Retrofittable Propulsion System for Electric Vessels with Hydrogen Range Extender) Engas Global will create shoreside infrastructure of green hydrogen production, compression and delivery of green hydrogen at 500bar to refuel a hydrogen ship operating between Port of Blyth and Offshore wind farms along with other consortium partners. For more information refer to
Green Hydrogen Electrolyser Compressor (en-gas.com) and Multi-year clean maritime demonstration competition - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The RESTORE project will extend the operational range of CTVs (Crew transfer vessels) using hydrogen boosted propulsion to mitigate emissions at low cost. Green maritime tech of the future to become reality thanks to £60 million boost - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Engas Global has installed its containerised electrolyser at a biogas CHP farm in Steyning, West Sussex to produce green hydrogen by operating the electrolyser 24/7 to increase the capacity utilisation factor of electrolysers as this will reduce the cost of green hydrogen significantly compared to solar-hydrogen production which operates at 30% time of the year.
Engas Global's business model is to supply green hydrogen (and oxygen (water companies etc) locally within 5-25 miles distance using their modular, scalable electrolysers and hydrogen compressors.
Engas electrolyser, hydrogen compressor and hydrogen storage cylinders being delivered at the Biogas CHP site in Steyning, West Sussex, UK.
Engas Global's electrolyser is transportable plug and play containerised electrolyser and compressor system can be up and running within a few hours of being transported to a site.
Engas Global is bringing in Engas UK's new modular atmospheric electrolyser cells stacked up to 100kW/ stack. Multiples of 100kW stacks will be integrated up to 1MW scale electrolyser system fitted inside a 20 feet shipping container along with the balance of the plant for complete system integration.
Engas Global is working towards setting up an assembly production line of up to to 35MW/year production capacity using these modular electrolysers. These electrolysers will be integrated with our high pressure compressor.
Engas business model is to supply hydrogen and oxygen gas in pressurised cylinders or onsite generation as a service to the customers rather than selling the equipment.
Engas has developed its own gas cylinders funded by Innovate UK for medium pressure gas storage which has been used for several years for bioCNG storage and this is also suitable for hydrogen storage for medium pressure applications.
Engas Global is bringing a complete hydrogen solution using their own products from electrolysers, hydrogen compressors and hydrogen storage cylinders for heating, back up power and refuelling applications.
Engas Global is highly experienced in balance of plant system integration of electrolyser stacks, electrical systems, mechanical systems, hydraulic systems including ventilation, cooling/heating, hydrogen safety and regulatory compliance. This picture shown here is our own design of system integration of electrolyser stack, hydrogen compression up to 137bar etc.
The capital cost of conventional electrolysers is very high and it contributes about 70-80% of the overall cost of hydrogen in small to medium scale (5kW-100kW scale) and up to 60-80% in 100kW-1MW scale. Therefore even if the input electricity is free, the cost of hydrogen would still be over £2/kg H2 due to the capital cost for a 1MW electrolyser running continuously for 10 years. But in reality renewable energy powered electrolysers would run for about 30% of the time of the year and often at part load rather than at its full capacity. Duo to this 1/3rd capacity utilisation, the cost of hydrogen due to its capital cost would tend to be around £6/kg H2, which is more than double than the equivalent price of diesel (taxed) in the UK. Therefore the capital cost of electrolysers needs to come down by 80% than current capital cost, that is what Engas Global is offering.
In this project Engas Global installed a 35kW electrolyser, a 137bar intermediate pressure hydrogen compressor, 350 bar booster/refuelling compressor, hydrogen refuelling nozzles.
Electrolysers will play a pivotal role to integrate more renewables with energy storage for heating and transport sectors. As more and more renewables are connected to the energy mix, there will be a widening mismatch of demand vs supply of electricity thus creating major opportunities for energy storage to reduce this gap. Surplus electricity will be stored into batteries and hydrogen in particular for bulk energy storage for longer duration. Hydrogen production powered by offshore wind farms for refuelling of ships, ferries and heavy goods vehicles or hybrid vehicles (battery+hydrogen fuel cells) brings a clear opportunity for hydrogen.
As a guide the capital cost of conventional electrolysers today are shown below. Due to the high capital cost of conventional electrolysers, hydrogen compressors the cost of delivered hydrogen delivered in cylinders is very high ranging from £150 up to 600/kg H2.
The lack of cost effective hydrogen compressors in small/medium scale influenced the electrolysers to be pressurised (10-20bars), which in turn increases the parts-counts of electrolysers adding a significant complexity.
However hydrogen compressors will still be required to go well beyond 20bar up to 350-700bar. This combination of 10bar pressurised stack and a 500bar compressor makes any small/medium scale hydrogen project unviable due to the individualised high costs. Engas Global resolved this problem by their own patented ultra low cost atmospheric electrolyser stack integrated with their unique hydrogen compressor offering the following features:
Engas is bringing in 1-3kW low pressure electrolysers for onsite hydrogen production integrated with a low pressure hydrogen storage tanks to potentially use for domestic-cooking eliminating the need for expensive LPG cylinders, or natural gas or firewood in many developing or developed countries.
Clean cooking using hydrogen: This solar-hydrogen cooking has the potential to address the very significant clean cooking challenges that over 2 billion people faces in the Africa, Asia and South America.
This Innovate UK funded unique hydrogen compressor capable of scrubbing KOH from hydrogen and then drying hydrogen alongside compressing in a single step whilst operating at close to 98% volumetric efficiency unlike any piston/diaphragm, centrifugal, screw, rotary type compressors. This will be a single phase low power, high pressure hydrogen compressor enabling home hydrogen refuelling combined with our smaller modular electrolysers producing up to 1kg hydrogen/day which is equivalent to drive up to 100-150 miles/kg hydrogen using a suitable fuel cell car.
Engas Global is collaborating with various companies to use hydrogen internal combustion Engines (H2 ICE) and hydrogen fuel cells.
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