Plug Power to supply 100MW of PEM electrolysers to European project
Plug Power has announced it has secured an order for 100MW of its proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysers.
The electrolysers will be utilised in the ‘largest’ announced project in the European oil and gas sector, capable of generating approximately 43 tonnes per day of green hydrogen, powered by renewable electricity.
The produced hydrogen will replace grey hydrogen in the oil refining process and is anticipated to eliminate around 516 tonnes per day of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Plug has provided engineering support for a front end engineering and design (FEED) study which will lead to a successful decision and move the project to its execution phase. The electrolysers will be delivered and installed in 2024.
Andy Marsh, Plug Power CEO, said, “We are demonstrating how green hydrogen can be generated at scale to decarbonise hard-to-abate industries while also helping companies to achieve aggressive carbon reduction goals.”
Plug electrolysers use PEM stack technology in a modular design, allowing for a small footprint and capacity for expansion. The PEM stacks will be manufactured at Plug’s US gigafactory in Rochester, New York. The facility has a capacity of 100MWs per month of electrolyser stacks.
Earlier this year (2023), Plug reported that its gigafactory manufactured 122MW of PEM electrolyser stacks for its green hydrogen plants and customers in Q1.
The company revealed it was a record and nearly shipped 1,000 stacks for speciality applications, ranging up to 150kW and totalling 5.7MW.
Yesterday (July 12), Plug announced it will supply two of its PEM electrolyser systems in green hydrogen projects in Tasmania, Australia. Countrywide Hydrogen will use the systems to produce 4,200kg per day of hydrogen.