Energy and Environment

IFE Hynor Hydrogen Technology Center

IFE Hynor Hydrogen Technology Center (IFE Hynor) is a fuel cell and hydrogen technology test center owned and operated by IFE.
IFE Hynor Hydrogen Technology Center
Contact

Pinheiro, Jean Patrick

Senior Engineer

Ulleberg, Øystein

Principal Scientist

 

The test center includes a small-scale hydrogen refueling station (HRS) capable of high-pressure (700 bar) and fast refueling (3 minutes) of PEM-based (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).  The IFE Hynor test facility also includes the possibility to supply various qualities of biogas and hydrogen (on-site production or bottled gas) and advanced gas analysis equipment.

The main hardware in the existing research infrastructure at IFE Hynor is found in a process room for testing and development of high temperature hydrogen production and solid oxide fuel cell technology (SOFC), including a Dual Bubbling Fluidized Bed reactor prototype (DBFB) for continuous hydrogen production by sorption-enhanced reforming (SER) of methane with an integrated process for CO2-capture.
More info about the SER plant

 

The Norwegian Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Centre
A new national fuel cell and hydrogen research infrastructure, The Norwegian Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Centre (N-FCH System Laboratory), is now also being established at IFE Hynor.  A flexible electrolyzer system testing platform, including a prototype (2 Nm3/h) high-pressure (350 bar) PEM water electrolyzer will be installed in the existing HRS hydrogen production module (15 foot container).  The new N-FCH system laboratories at IFE Hynor will also include a fuel cell system laboratory for testing of prototype hybrid Li-ion battery / PEM fuel cell systems (60 kW battery + 20 kW fuel cell) for heavy-duty transport applications.

Link to Norwegian Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Centre (www.nfch.no)

Research projects related to IFE Hynor Hydrogen Technology Center:
Research Center on Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems MoZEES (www.mozees.no)
The Norwegian Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Centre (N-FCH Systems Laboratory)