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Pilot plants

At ITE, we continue to advance in our goal of being a benchmark in the application of cutting-edge technologies. Learn about our pilot plants and how they can help you develop your business project.

Hydrogen pilot plant

Pilot planHidrogen


The H2 pilot plant has been developed in order to offer companies an innovative technological ecosystem where equipment and components are tested, as well as R+D+I projects are developed in relation to hydrogen and energy storage technologies, and can be released when and how necessary. This allows emphasis to be placed on security of supply and sustainable development.

The laboratory is funded by the Valencian Institute for Business Competitiveness (IVACE), and is aimed both at equipment manufacturers who need a test and validation environment for commercial or experimental solutions, and at integrators of H2-based solutions.

Studies are carried out on:

  • Analysis of the performance of fuel cells and electrolysers in real applications and operating conditions
  • Sensorization, monitoring and data processing of operating parameters for use/optimization studies.
  • The use of equipment as an experimental laboratory for the adjustment and validation of models and algorithms
  • Study of the hybridization of hydrogen technologies with other energy storage technologies (batteries, supercapacitors, etc.)
  • Integration of fuel cells and electrolysers as an energy management platform: validation of characteristics, efficiency and energy and cost savings
Transcendental Energy Change

Green hydrogen generated from renewables allows the decarbonization process in sectors such as transport or industry to be more efficient than through electrification.

To achieve this, we are working on the development of new technological solutions related to hydrogen throughout its value chain, the progress of new materials and components, as well as final mobility and stationary applications.

Our goal is to promote the energy transition by advancing the knowledge of hydrogen-related systems. We develop advanced models of the behaviour of electrolysis systems and fuel cells, from the electrochemical level to their integration into energy systems.

This plant comprises:

  • Alkaline electrolyzer with 6 kW and 1nm3/h for production
  • PEM 6 kW 1.2 Nm3/h production electrolyzer
  • H2 purification unit
  • 2 kW PEM fuel cell
  • 4kW PEM fuel cell
  • H2 200 bar compressor
  • Compressed H2 storage unit

The promotion of renewable hydrogen is a necessary strategy for the recovery and transformation of renewable energies. The planet must adapt to new solutions to achieve climate goals.

In addition, the demand for H2 has increased exponentially due to its advantages. This include it emitting polluting gases, its ease of storage in other uses and at times other than its production, and its versatility because it can be used for commercial, industrial or mobility purposes.