The public school “Dr. Petar Beron”, Cherven Bryag Municipality, announced 30% savings in conventional fuel for heating on a monthly basis as a result of the integration of the hydrogen fuel producing system GI5000 by the innovative Bulgarian company Green Innovation Ltd.
GI5000 produces high-energy hydrogen fuel on site and incorporates it into the combustion process of the heating system of the school. Thus, the entirely automated GI5000 optimizes the combustion process and increases its efficiency, simultaneously optimizing the work of the entire boiler heating system. GI5000 was integrated into the school heating system within the framework of the project “Hydrogen School for a Green Future”.
As a result of the GI5000 integration the maximum temperature attained by the boilers was also increased, while the required time for their operation decreased, i.e. thanks to the high-energy fuel the boilers achieve better results with fewer hours of operation.
More measurements are foreseen to calculate precise seasonal savings. According to the Bulgarian company producer of the system, Green Innovation Ltd., the impressive savings of 30%, measured for the first full month of operation of GI5000, can be viewed as a starting point. The achieved savings by the end of the season are expected to be even bigger.
The GI5000 system has been developed by the Bulgarian company in response to the policy for hydrogen utilization in the heating of buildings and for increasing energy efficiency. The integration of hydrogen fuel into boiler heating systems has been marked as a priority measure as early as 2019 in an IEA report on hydrogen and since July 2020 is covered by the EU hydrogen strategy. The Hydrogen Strategy for a Climate Neutral Europe defines hydrogen fuels as a key instrument for achieving energy efficiency and cleaner energy for buildings, the industry, and the energy sector. The Strategy has been devised as a fundamental building block in implementation of the ambitious EU Green Deal, which aims for a climate neutral Europe by 2050, whereby the among the sectors identified for action is improvement of the energy efficiency of buildings through innovations and green technologies.