Launching ceremony, first workshop and follow up

After one year of exceptional technical work in Europe, shipment of several weeks across oceans and a couple of month’s intense work on location, the DEMCOPEM-2MW’s system has been officially inaugurated with a spectacular launching ceremony for the PEM power plant on 13th and 14th October 2016 in Yingkou.

The DEMCOPEM power plant is installed on site at Ynnovate Sanzheng (Yingkou) Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd (the end user of the 2MW fuel cell power plant) in Yingkou, Liaoning Province, China.
Since September 2016 it is used to add value to the waste hydrogen and generate 2MW of clean electricity. This new power plant, in the six months period analyzed so far:

  • Produced 3345 MWh electricity
  • Recovered 201 ton hydrogen (otherwise vented)
  • Avoided emissions of 3652 ton CO2
  • Produced 1390 MWh available heat for recovery

The launching ceremony for the PEM power plant took place on 13th and 14th October in Yingkou, witnessed by representatives from the Europe’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), the Dutch Embassy, Chinese industries and a large delegation of specialists from the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, including project partners, Ynnovate (owner of the new chlor-alkali plant), and other prospective Chinese customers.
Celebrations started on 13th October with a formal dinner bringing together, in the best social way, the European and Chinese delegations representing two different cultures united by the achievement of this important international milestone.

On October 14th the first project workshop took place with more than 70 participants and several presentations from the European and Chinese delegation. In the afternoon the formal ceremony of the “Ribbon cutting” took place on site.
Below the agenda of the entire days and some representative pictures.

14th October 2016 – Morning Programme

Workshop for 2MW PEM H2 Fuel Cell Stationary Power Plan
Multi-function Hall of Yingkou Hongyun Grand Hotel
Chair: Zhang Xin – Vice General Secretary of CCAIA

  • 8:30 Introduction and welcome
    Wang Xinghai – Vice General Manager Ynnovate
  • 8:50 AkzoNobel-Introduction about DEMCOPEM and AkzoNobel
    Nick Miesen-Innovation Excellence Manager AkzoNobel
  • 9:10 Introduction of FCH
    Mirela Atanasiu-Head of Unit FCH
  • 9:30 Introduction of 2MW unit-specification, system function and the project
    Jan ten Have – Technical Director MTSA
  • 10:40 Nedstack-Company introdution and PEM power plant
    Arnoud van de Bree – CEO Nedstack
  • 11:30 Introduction of Polimi and modeling of fuel cell
    Stefano Campanari – Professor of Polimi


14th October 2016 – Afternoon Programme

Opening Ceremony for 2MW PEM H2 Fuel Cell Stationary Power Plant
Ynnovate Sanzheng (Yingkou) Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Chair: Gao Fei – CCAIA

  • 15:00 VIP Speeches
    Liu Zhixun – President of Ynnovate
    Taake Manning – Counsellor for Innovation, Technology & Science;
    Holland Innovation network
    Zhang Xin – Vice General Secretary of CCAIA
  • 15:30 Ribbon Cutting
    Zhang Xin – Vice General Secretary of CCAIA
    Liu Zhixun – President Ynnovate
    Loek van Veggel – CEO MTSA
    Nick Miesen – Innovation Excellence Manager AkzoNobel
    Mirela Atanasiu – Head of Unit FCH
    Arnoud van de Bree – CEO Nedstack