HyModelica: Simulation tool for renewable fuel plants under development

HyModelica: Simulation tool for renewable fuel plants under development.

Aragon Hydrogen Foundation coordinates a project and makes available its hydrogen production, storage and dispensing system to validate the model being developed. The project is called HyModelica, which is funded by the Innovative Business Groups (AEI) and has the participation of two partners: SISENER and SFICE Innovative Minds.

The main objective of the project is to design and validate a methodological tool for the digitalisation of a plant for the production, storage and use of renewable hydrogen. This tool will allow the optimal design of plants and the planning of projects related to this energy vector.

HyModelica will be developed in three phases:

Phase 1: Development of the plant model, driven by SFICE Innovative Minds.
Phase 2: Simulation of the model and validation of the results, driven by FHA.
Phase 3: Adaptation of the model to other cases and dissemination, led by SISENER.
The HyModelica project will develop a software solution that will take into account aspects for a more realistic calculation of the cost of hydrogen (LCOH), or of the energy carrier selected (LCOX). This will be done taking into account demand side constraints and all assets in the value chain (not only electrolysis).

The objectives of the project could not be possible without the collaboration of companies dedicated to the development of hydrogen technologies. Therefore, three companies from Aragon have joined forces in the search for solutions to address the growth in the production of green hydrogen in recent years, as well as the increase in the installed capacity of electrolysers for the production of renewable hydrogen.

The HyModelica project has the potential to become a key tool for the development of renewable fuel plants in Spain. The tool will allow companies to optimise their projects and reduce green hydrogen production costs.

The HyModelica project is funded by support grants for Innovative Business Clusters (AEI-010500-2023-290) with the aim of improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, call for 2023, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

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