Air Liquide selects Hydrogenics for 20MW electrolyzer for hydrogen manufacturing; largest PEM electrolyzer in world
Air Liquide will construct in Canada the most important PEM (Proton-Change Membrane) electrolyzer on the planet with a 20 megawatts (MW) capability for the manufacturing of low-carbon hydrogen (the power will use hydropower).
Air Liquide will set up a 20 MW electrolyzer that will increase by 50% the present capability of its hydrogen facility situated in Bécancour, Québec. The ability is predicted to be in business operation by the top of 2020, with an output of slightly below three,000 tons of hydrogen yearly.
The 20MW plant will use Hydrogenics’ superior large-scale PEM electrolysis expertise, providing the smallest footprint and highest energy density within the trade.
This new manufacturing unit will considerably scale back carbon depth in comparison with the standard hydrogen manufacturing course of. Emissions of almost 27,000 tonnes of CO2 per 12 months, equal to these of about 10,000 sedan automobiles per 12 months, will then be prevented.
Bécancour’s proximity to main industrial markets in Canada and the US will assist guarantee North America’s provide of low-carbon hydrogen for each trade and mobility utilization.
This funding permits the Group to reaffirm its long-term dedication to the hydrogen vitality markets and its ambition to be a serious participant within the provide of carbon-free hydrogen.