Modelling and simulation of a heaving wave energy converter based PEM hydrogen generation and storage system


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, vol.45, no.50, pp.26413-26425, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 50
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.06.099
  • Page Numbers: pp.26413-26425


The research on wave energy systems has been ongoing for decades. However, there are not many operational wave energy converters in use. The hydrogen energy systems also have a great potential. The proposed solution is to combine wave energy system with hydrogen energy system. The study provides details of simulation models and related simulation results. It is environmentally friendly, safe, feasible and effective. The results indicate that the proposed system model has a very high potential. With the use of low to medium energy density sea states, it is appears to be possible to generate (for DS1, DS2 and DS3, m(H2) = 350.8 kg, 623.9 kg and 2124 kg, respectively) a considerable amount of hydrogen in 20-min. The presented results include WEC motion properties, instantaneous and moving average value of other system parameters. The future promising simulations results indicate that next generation wave energy converter systems could be accompanied by hydrogen generation and storage systems. (C) 2020 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.