About FlexH2 Project
The project intends to explore the application of pure dc collection technology and integration in offshore wind farms and green hydrogen production. The research project is to start on January 1st, 2024 and will last four years.
FlexH2.0 is based on two key technological innovation pillars: (1) High-performance DC/DC power conversion technology and (2) a reliable control scheme for the offshore wind-to-hydrogen system. This project will explore the optimal design and control solutions for a cost-effective and reliable offshore wind-to-hydrogen system. FlexH2.0 also demonstrates the feasibility of the dc power conversion and collection technology at medium-voltage and GW levels, boosting the application of dc technology in commercial projects.
About this position
This PhD position aims to develop the second innovation pillar of the FlexH2.0 project, .i.e, a reliable control strategy for the wind-to-hydrogen system.
The FlexH2.0 offshore wind-to-hydrogen system is based on a pure dc grid structure, which is more sensitive to the fluctuation of input power and bus voltage. A fast and accurate control response is essential to ensure the balance between wind power and consumption power. However, the slow response of water electrolyzers increases the difficulty of realizing the supply-demand power balance. Besides, the black start-up and fault-handling schemes should also be researched to constitute a reliable and feasible control framework for the commercial offshore wind-to-hydrogen system.
The expected results of the PhD project will be as follows
The PhD candidate will collaborate closely with industrial partner Shell to address the specific challenges as follows:
1. System-level structure design and interface requirements
2. Continuous control strategy for the offshore wind-to-hydrogen system
3. Black-start and fault-handling schemes
4. Experimental Verification in MV-KW FlexH2.0 Concept Demonstrator
We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:
A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact dr. Dongsheng Yang (d.yang1[at]tue.nl) and prof. Guus Pemen (a.j.m.pemen[at]tue.nl)
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