Thanks to the many years of experience of our team in the field of energy, and hydrogen, at Simplifhy we are able to design and implement hydrogen-based solutions in many different sectors:
mobility and transport
waste treatment and water treatment
heavy industry and steel plants
agriculture and remote sites
The role of hydrogen in transportation and mobility
A significant share of the total CO2 emissions relates to the transport sector.
Therefore, mobility is one of the sectors that requires the greatest investments aimed at decarbonisation and energy transition, through increasing the efficiency of the vehicles and transportation system.
Hydrogen produced by renewable sources represents a promising solution for sustainable mobility.
It can be used both for fuel-cell vehicles like cars, trucks, and trains, and as a primary material to produce synthetic fuels for marine and aviation transports.
Heavy industries and steelworks
Steel production with green hydrogen
In steel treatment processes, hydrogen is used in the hardening phase, to reduce temperature from 700°C to 10°C without any oxidation.
Thanks to our solutions, it is possible to substitute the current methods based on the use of hydrogen transported by means of cylinders and trailers.
We can design new low environmental footprints processes, by the usage of solar PV panels to feed the electrolysisand produce green hydrogen.
At Simplifhy we support the steel manufacturers planning to use these processes on their production sites.
In all the phases of the project, from feasibility studies, to supplying the electrolysers, the storage of the hydrogen and the adaptation of the forklifts, we support our clients to choose the most suitable solution based on the requirements and characteristics of the applications.
Actually, we are able to support companies in different industrial sectors where hydrogen is needed, to design their own plants and optimize the excess electricity production they have.
Thanks to our solutions, it is possible to convert the unused electrical energy production into hydrogen instead of feeding it into the national grid. This hydrogen can be mixed with natural gas for co-generation systems.
Hydrogen in waste and water treatment
The use of hydrogen in the waste treatment and water treatment sectors is particularly strategic to become independent energy producers through the use of renewable sources and creating virtuous cases of circular economy.
Electrolysis process in water treatment
The availability of water in water treatment sites, enables to set-up an electrolysis process to produce hydrogen, but also to produce oxygen to be used in the same treatment processes.
Pyrolysis process in waste treatment
In waste treatment, some pyrolysis processes make it possible to produce hydrogen and to use it as clean fuel for waste collection trucks, and so to start a decarbonisation process.
Energy storage in remote sites and agriculture
Hydrogen production is the best way to store energy in remote sites, such as islands or mountain huts.
In these situations, it is necessary to store the energy produced during summer from RES to use it in the winter seasons.
The choice to use batteries to store energy could be applicable only for short-term accumulation. The solution is hydrogen, that can be stored for long periods and used when there is a need.
The same kind of advantages can be obtained in agriculture sector, where it is necessary to have energy available for autumn and winter seasons for some specific activities, like plowing and greenhouse heating to name a few. Often the available renewable energy sources, like solar energy, are not enough to cover the whole demand.
Moreover, to have a real sustainable and high-quality agriculture, and to be in line with decarbonization goals, one solution is to use the Fuel Cells tractors.
Therefore, it is necessary to create the whole supply chain, from the electrolysis to the hydrogen storage.
The hydrogen integrated solutions in hospitals
The fuel cells represent a reliable and sustainable alternative to the emergency power generators system currently used in the hospital environments.
A solution to autonomously produce the hydrogen required to feed the fuel cells foresee the installation of an electrolyser so to build an integrated solution and make available both hydrogen and hot water.
At Simplifhy we support hospitals asking to implement this kind of solution during all the phases of the project, from feasibility study to the installation and commissioning of the system, and also to participate in calls for funding.
Hydrogen in Ceramic Sector
Currently the ceramic sector makes extensive use of Natural Gas. Due to the even higher costs of gas and the large amount of CO2 produced, there’s a great interest at hydrogen as energy vector to start a decarbonization process, through a progressive replacement of the natural gas with H2 used as fuel, making mixtures at variable percentages.
The Green Hydrogen can be produced locally by renewable resources using an electrolysis system.
As Simplifhy, we propose ourselves as a partner of the companies in this sector to realize feasibility studies, engineering, and construction of the plants for the production and use of hydrogen, customized according to the specific needs of each customer.
Decarbonization in Logistic Sector
In the process of decarbonization of the logistics sector, hydrogen plays a key role as a “clean” energy vector, in both internal and external mobility.
The use of hydrogen in internal mobility of logistics centers
For the internal mobility in logistics centers, hydrogen is the best solution for handling large forklifts, or when there is the need for continuous availability of vehicle.
In these cases, in fact, the use of battery electric vehicle is not a viable option due to the high costs and management times.
The solution is the use of hydrogen forklift, which can be recharged at the same times as a standard diesel vehicle, that is, in a few minutes.
The use of hydrogen in external mobility of logistics centers
Even for the external mobility, such as to transport goods from production sites and among different distribution centers, the manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles are now looking at hydrogen with great interest.
Over long distances the battery electric vehicles are not a viable solution, because this requires batteries of huge weight and size, and long stop times for recharging. Hydrogen is then the ideal option.
The only current limitation is that, to date, in Italy there is still no adequate infrastructure for hydrogen.
At Simplifhy, we have the competencies and the tools to help customers in the logistics sector to get on the path towards decarbonization.
We deal with:
- Production and storage of hydrogen.
- Conditioning and compression of hydrogen to use it on heavy-duty vehicles according to safety regulations.
- Put the logistics centers in contact with vehicle manufacturers.
Green Fuels in Glassworks processes
Glasswork’sproduction is an extremely energy-intensive process, which uses large quantities of gas from fossil sources.
For this reason, the prospect of a decarbonization of glasswork’s processes require an increasing use of green fuels.
One option is the use of biomethane, while the other is certainly the use hydrogen produces by renewable energy sources.
Today, the first goal for glass factories is to decarbonize at least 10% of the production process by means of a Natural Gas-H2 blending:
- can be reached in the short term
- without a major technological impact
- with a limited economic investment.
Later, gradually, it shall be possible to invest in the purchase of a new generation of burners and ovens, to achieve the final goal of an exclusive use of hydrogen as fuel.
Look at our solutions for hydrogen production