A sustainable choice for sites in need of portable power usage
Reliable and green deployable power solutions are becoming increasingly important at times, where emissions, noise and CO2 are on top of the agenda. Therefore, several applications use the opportunity offered by our fuel cells – which in contrast to traditional power solutions, operate with clean energy in line with the Green agenda.
Deployable and sustainable energy units are in big demands in many industrial applications such as construction, utility, and agriculture. The reason is primarily due to two key challenges related to troubled grid connections and environmental regulations.
Power Generation under troubled grid connections
Many such applications often operate under off-grid or bad-grid conditions – so called troubled grid connections. Furthermore, the associated challenges related to energy generation e.g. on construction sites are of changing nature. For example, the shape and size of large construction sites changes continuously throughout the building process. So does the electrical equipment that is needed to advance the building process. This increases grid connectivity complications.
The Environmental Challenges
Operations under troubled grid connections are further challenged with restrictions from external stakeholders such as residentials and policy makers. This often restricts the use of power to certain daytime hours, which has a significant impact on the working schedule and overall plan.
Regarding regulations, carbon and air quality emissions regulated reductions are on-going. This addresses the broadly announced UN sustainable goals and local policies enforced by city, regional and national policy makers. The top of the iceberg and beginning of this trend is seen in Nordic countries. For example, Oslo’s city government has proposed targeting zero-emission construction sites for municipal work by 2025. Copenhagen’s CPH2025 Climate Plan, roadmap 2017-2020, includes a goal for the City to use fossil-free fuels in its own non-road mobile machinery. Stockholm has developed a Life-Cycle Analysis tool to evaluate all aspects of the building process from a climate point of view – from the choice of materials and the use of machinery to the construction processes. Being now piloted the city aims at using it citywide form 2021.
Advent Technologies A/S’ high voltage variant (beyond 48 DC) has been successfully integrated as a deployable methanol generator with partners addressing in Nordic and Asia, for example addressing construction sites and medium sized businesses. The deployable unit is coupled with a lithium battery, an inverter and fuel kit to external tank.