UK, June 23, 2018 – Hydrogen fuel, Renewable and Energy Storage company, Pure Energy Centre, the UK’s most northerly Energy Company announces it is organizing the GENCOMM 2018 Conference.
The conference on GENerating energy secure COMMunities through Smart Renewable Hydrogen (GENCOMM) takes place in Stornoway, Western Isles, United Kingdom at the world renown Lews Castle College (LCC) and golf course. The Gencomm conference will gather experts from all over the world. They will share and discuss the most promising technologies towards hydrogen commercialization with the support of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council).
Who can attend?
The conference is free to attend. Gencomm will host discussions from many world leading developments including large-scale renewable hydrogen production (Energia, Ireland), hydrogen transport (IZES, Germany), bioenergie hydrogen (Pure Energy Centre, UK), hydrogen ferries (Western Isles Communities), hydrogen hospitals (LCC), and hydrogen Combined Heat and Power (CHP).
It will also address the energy sustainability and energy security challenges. All of these challenges faced by remote communities will find solutions through smart renewable hydrogen-based energy matrixes. In the scientific world, energy matrixes aim to solve three issues. These are the supply of electricity, heat, and fuel.
However, there are now expert voices arguing that there is also a need to focus on cooling. The idea is that warm countries are having challenges to overcome during summer months and hot weather conditions.
What is Gencomm?
GENCOMM, financed by the North West Europe (NWE) Programme, main motivation is to demonstrate and validate the maturity of hydrogen technologies. It will do so by implementing 3 pilot plants that link different renewable sources (Solar Power, Wind Power, and Bio-energy) with hydrogen energy storage. It will then use the stored green hydrogen energy for producing Heat, generating Power and fuelling vehicles.
Paul McCormack, Gencomm’s Project Director from Belfast Met College said, ‘GENCOMM is currently attracting global attention with the high innovations that the different partners and stakeholders are creating. We are pleased with the organization of the conference being in a remote location, illustrating GENCOMM’s commitments to both urban and isolated communities.’
He added: “Renewable and hydrogen technologies are key to the development of our future energy systems. Without projects and conferences like GENCOMM, we would all be working in isolation. It is a real pleasure to have received support from the North West Europe programme and we look forward to future great findings”.
What will you learn from Gencomm?
Gencomm conference attendees will learn about the progress of different hydrogen projects within the NWE region. The attendees will also learn how these will impact remote and urban communities. The results from the 3 pilot plants are currently being logged in order to develop the world’s first a Decision Support Tool (DST). This unique tool will help communities to easily transition from a renewable only system to renewable hydrogen-based energy matrixes (electricity, heat and green fuel).
The Pure Energy Centre (PEC) will speak about its latest work on electrolyzer’s technologies. Using its electrolyzer, the PEC splits water (H2O) into H2 and O2. However, the PEC challenges the thinking that O2 is not a valuable gas. Unlike other companies where the oxygen is released in the atmosphere, the PEC is capturing this renewably produced gas from the electrolysis process, compresses it and then stores the oxygen.
What is of interest is that the electrolyzer is powered using green electricity. As such, both the hydrogen and oxygen are green. And the PEC has found a good use for the oxygen. It will be supplied to a fish farm where it will be used for breeding small fish at the Scottish Salmon Company, leading to a green fish farming industry.
Locally, there is also strong support from communities and the Community Energy Scotland is participating in disseminating the findings to the community leaders and members of the public.
What people say about Gencomm?
David MacLeod, Head of Municipal Services at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CNeS) said, ‘We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with the Gencomm project. The Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub will generate hydrogen from constrained green electricity for use as a fuel to collect food and garden waste, the feedstock for our anaerobic digester. It will be a working example of the circular economy.
Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson MBE, Business Development Manager at Pure Energy Centre said “We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to organize the GENCOMM world-leading conference. We are also glad to display our latest hydrogen/oxygen electrolyzer system where we are the first organization to compress the green oxygen to supply the fish farming industry. I am thankful to the North West Europe Programme for supporting the renewable hydrogen agenda to help energy security within the communities”.
Further editorial information About GENCOMM:
GENCOMM aims to technically and financially validate the renewable H2 value chain and adapt it to a Decision Support Tool (DST) that leads NWE communities into sustainable, local and autonomous energy matrixes. The DST is directed to community energy stakeholders (utilities, policy-makers, and private firms in the energy sector), as the key agents to implement the proposed matrix. The project will first engage energetically and territorial remote communities to then address the rest of NWE.
Further editorial information About Pure Energy® Centre:
Pure Energy® Centre is redefining the energy market with its latest hydrogen filling station both at 700 bar and 350 bar. It is now aiming at supporting the transport sector and fleet owners such as councils, businesses, supermarkets, logistic companies in greening their fleet by offering green fuel. Currently, the PEC is supplying hydrogen solutions in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.
The PEC aims at helping the oil and gas market with its adaptive CNG, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen platform that can be used at rig sites. The platform consists of H2, O2 and N2 generators, compressors, storage systems, HSE, amongst many others.
Pure Energy® Centre USP in nitrogen and oxygen solutions is the production, compression and storage of these gases at the point of use. This reduces the need for importing the gases. It also reduces the need to obtain difficult transport authorizations.
At the heart of the Pure Energy® Centre oil and gas platform of products is a large portfolio of intellectual property and trade secrets that allows the company to quickly respond customer’s needs.
The Pure Energy® Centre supply solutions around the world with customers in South Africa, South America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Pure Energy® Centre, visit www.pureenergycentre.com.
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