Municipal Energy Master Plan.
Municipality’s transition phases to Hydrogen Era.

The prospect of replacing liquid fuels with hydrogen for public use is already considered at world level, and around this axis Municipal Master Plan is about to move in order to have regard to municipality’s energy self-reliance. From any point of view, technological or financial, hydrogen appears to be the most likely candidate to replace fuels based on mineral oil hydrocarbons (gasoline, diesel, methane, etc.). Hydrogen has been selected by the international scientific community as the most suitable fuel for the gradual replacement of fossil fuels as its energy reserves are inexhaustible. The transition to hydrogen technology will be a complex and time consuming process. The main phases of this transition plan to a hydrogen economy in municipal level are described below.

Phase A: Hydrogen-powered municipal vehicles.

Exploitation of existing technologies which are in commercial use for the modification of internal combustion engines to all vehicles owned by the municipality (buses, garbage trucks, etc.). The most important reason SIP-TechTeam engineers insist on internal combustion engines is that the modification technology already exists without requiring huge funds for its application. In brief, an internal combustion engine can be operated with hydrogen, with the appropriate changes to the injection system and the power storage system. 

Phase B: Municipal network of hydrogen stations.

Hydrogen storage will take place mainly in special tanks in gaseous form or in hydrogen bottles.The distribution of hydrogen will guarantee the creation of a municipal network of hudrogen stations at selected locations within the city and around it. 

Phase C: Implementation of hydrogen in municipal buildings.

Application of hydrogen technologies for energy upgrading of selected municipal buildings such as schools, libraries, offices, kindergartens etc. The application of hydrogen as a fuel aims to the operating optimization of burners and electricity generators internal combustion engines of municipal buildings.