CYRUS offers a noise free hydrogen compression system based on metal hydrides using only water as the cooling / heating medium achieving hydrogen pressures > 500 bar

TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE

CYRUS CREATES THE FUTURE OF HYDROGEN COMPRESSORS FOR TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS

Transport applications are responsible for almost 25% of Greenhoue Gases Emissions in Europe. Hydrogen is the most efficient clean energy carrier in this sector. To support this shift towards cleaner energy, new infrastructures of Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS) are already underway. Hydrogen compressors are a key element of these stations, accounting for ca. 50% of their capital costs and over 60% of their O&M costs.

CYRUS PC has developed and manufactured a prototype Metal Hydride Compressor with unique advantages:

  • Pressure over 500 bar

  • No use of CRMs

  • Use of low – grade thermal energy resulting in very low O&M costs

 

UNIQUE ADVANTAGES

HYDROGEN METAL HYDRIDE COMPRESSORS OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF ADVANTAGES

IN HYDROGEN REFUELING STATIONS (HRS)

ZERO NOISE LEVELS

Provides the ability to install HRS including CYRUS solution in residential areas

LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

No use of Critical Raw

Materials (CRMs).

CYRUS compressors can be driven only by RES (Solar Thermal) or Industrial Waste Heat

LOW O&M COSTS

CYRUS compressors use only cheap, low-grade thermal energy and not expensive electrical energy resulting in very low operating costs. Our compressors do not include mechanical parts, therefore maintenance costs are minimal

Product / Technology Description: What is a Metal Hydride Hydrogen Compressor?

In general, a Metal Hydride Hydrogen compressor (MHC) is a compressor that works by absorbing hydrogen at low pressure and temperature and desorbing it at a higher pressure by raising the temperature with an external heat source like a heated water bath. Metal hydrides are special alloys that can chemically store hydrogen in their metallic lattice. 

MHC technology offers significant advantages over mechanical compression for small or large scale hydrogen compression, also in combination with renewable energy sources:

• Compact, versatile, inherently silent system compared to mechanical compressors

• Slightly lower capital cost & significantly lower operation and maintenance costs

• Only a small fraction of electrical energy compared to mechanical compressors

• Needs only thermal energy for operation. When, waste-heat from industry or renewable energy sources (solar thermal) are used the operating cost is very low, as compared to mechanical compressors.

 

We've Come a Long Way

CYRUS is the outcome of 2 successfully implemented FP7 projects during the period 2010 - 2019

More details for our history and our team are coming soon ...

 

Awards & Grants

An equity fund for capital growth 

Award in the form of cost reimbursement of
50,000 EUR for the participation in stage 3 of the EIT - Climate KIC acceleration program in order to develop a detailed business plan

Innovation Award on Scientific Research to enhance efficiency and reduce carbon footprint of airport transport services using compressed hydrogen as a fuel

Pre-seed financing 

for the implementation of

go-to-market strategies and

helping build the foundations of the entrepreneurial ecosystem

(term-sheet agreement in place;

official announcements are

coming soon)

 

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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DEMOKRITOS"

TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE PARK OF ATTICA "LEFKIPPOS"

+30 694 554 4273

+30 697 398 2493 

info@h2cyrus.eu

Patriarchou Grigoriou E' & 27 Neapoleos str.

15341 Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece

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