ABB and Canada’s Hydrogen Optimized have signed an agreement to jointly explore the development of large-scale green hydrogen production systems for various industries.
According to the MOU, both companies will explore how hydrogen systems connected to the electrical grid can offer a clean, sustainable and more affordable energy source.
Hydrogen Optimized will test its high current water electrolysis technology at scale to produce green hydrogen for emerging clean applications across industries, including chemical, utility and transportation.
ABB’s hydrogen research team on the other hand will explore electrical power supply optimization through projects involving ABB high power rectifier (HPR) systems.
Together, the companies plan to prove that Hydrogen Optimized’s ‘RuggedCell’ water electrolysis technology can be used to develop an integrated product solution based on a 100MW single module plant design concept.
“ABB is a world leader in the control and electrification solutions designed for large-scale electrochemical processes,” notes Hydrogen Optimized president and CEO, Andrew T.B. Stuart.
“Such technology is an excellent fit with our patent pending RuggedCell. Together these technologies create a continuous reduction in the installed capital cost as the scale of the green hydrogen project increases.”
“Our joint work will lay the foundations for single-plant sizes up to the hundreds of MWs input power range,” adds Stuart.
“Demonstrating the scalability of these two key components of a water electrolysis installation is vital to economic green hydrogen and we are excited about the potential benefits for customers.”
Applications using green hydrogen include zero emission transportation fuel supply, ammonia and other chemical production with non-fossil sources of hydrogen, and green metal production with hydrogen instead of a coking-type process.
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