Who is LoCEL-H2?
The consortium includes higher education institutions (HEI), industrial partners (IND), small and medium enterprises (SME), and research transfer organisations (RTO). We are an international team, with partners and associate partners based in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
- HEI: University of Naples (social science experts), Loughborough University (Battolyzer; associate partner); Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS; prosumer microgrid technology) and University of Gabes (smart control & ecosystem monitoring)
- IND: HOPPECKE (battery development), Hollingsworth & Vose (Energy Solutions; associate partner)
- SME: Sunkofa Energy (Pilot site in Zambia) and SAS RHYDE (SAS; pilot site in Cote d’Ivoire)
- RTO: Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI; dissemination, exploitation, scientific quality assurance; associate partner) and CEA-Liten (CEA; project management, technology transfer, patenting).
Co-funded by the European Union
What are the goals of LoCEL-H2?
LoCEL-H2 is an innovative project that will create a scalable microgrid system to support two small sub-Saharan communities that currently lack consistent fuel sources for energy and clean cooking.
Through a novel hydrogen solution, LoCEL-H2 will provide a sustainable, affordable, and flexible renewable energy solution and storage for remote communities that cannot currently access an existing, reliable grid infrastructure.