INGRID PARTNERSHIP: AN INTRODUCTION TO MCPHY ENERGY
Description: McPhy Energy, masters of the hydrogen value chain in order to give a solution to the challenges of the energy transition Established in 2008 in La Motte Fanjas (France), McPhy Energy is a leading developer of hydrogen-based solutions for industry and energy markets. The company draws on its exclusive technique for storing hydrogen in solid form and its years of experience in producing hydrogen through water electrolysis to design and manufacture flexible production, storage and distribution equipment. INGRID & McPhy Energy, a vision of the importance of a solid state storage The INGRID demonstrator places the hydrogen solid state storage as the heart of the project. The goal is to transform renewable energy surplus in hydrogen that is stored in solid state disks (Magnesium hydrides). The interest of the McPhy Energy collaboration is doubled. It is in part to give support on the long expertise of the solid state technology to establish the feasibility “at large scale” (solid state storage of around 1 ton); but also to demonstrate the economical relevance of the business model generated. The three pillars of the McPhy Energy Solution The company contributes to the demonstration platform deployment through the implementation of
- McStore storages: five blocks, presenting each one a hydrogen storage capacity of 150 kg, containing the McPhy Energy disks; the blocks are transportable and once filled will be transported to the final user;
- McPhy H2 loading station: two filling stations are installed on the INGRID site; they allow to fill the McStore blocks with the hydrogen produced by the on-site electrolysis unit;
- McPhy H2 unloading station: installed on the final customer’s site, this unit allows the application of the blocks in order to release the stored hydrogen and use it for new energetic applications.
The collaboration of McPhy Energy for the INGRID demonstrator allows to validate the positioning of hydrogen as the key energy vector, value creator.