Dedicated hydrogen (H2) solutions provider McPhy has participated in the laying of the first stone of the ‘Jupiter 1000’ demonstrator, France’s first Power-to-Gas demonstrator connected to the natural gas transportation network in Fos-sur-Mer.

This 1MW demonstrator will enable the transition from the concept phase to an industrial tool. The purpose of this unique French project is to test the technical and economic viability of Power-to-Gas by detecting and dealing with any technical, economic or regulatory difficulties, in order to reduce long-term investment and operating costs, and allow the deployment of a new wide-scale renewable gas production segment.

Coordinated by GRTgaz, this project involves a group of French partners with complementary areas of expertise, including McPhy for the electrolysis phase.

Pascal Mauberger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McPhy, enthused, “We are very pleased to be able to provide our expertise in the field of electrolysis to the Jupiter 1000 project, a unique project in France involving all of the Power-to-Gas value chain’s players and enabling the wide-scale deployment of this innovative technology.”

“Key components of the demonstrator, our PEM and alkaline electrolysers will enable surplus green electricity to be recycled in the form of H2. For the first time, these two technologies will be compared on an industrial scale and under the same usage conditions, which represents a real breakthrough for our industry.”

“Lastly, this project clearly illustrates McPhy’s ramping up this year. Indeed, we have deployed numerous projects on our key mobility, Power-to-Gas and industry markets. Our pioneering solutions at the forefront of innovation meet the colossal energy storage needs resulting from the threat of climate change and the necessary transition to carbon-free energy.”

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Source: McPhy