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 Greenhouse 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
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
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
HOW IT WORKS
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.
AWARDS & GRANTS
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
Qualified for the General track semi-final phase of the MITEF Greece Startup Competition 2020
for the implementation of
go-to-market strategies and
helping build the foundations of the entrepreneurial ecosystem
H2CYRUS project funded under the 2nd Round of the Single State Aid Action "RESEARCH - CREATE - INNOVATE" (2020 - 2022).
Total Budget: 549.850,00 €
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 ...