Enapter chooses to produce green hydrogen systems in Germany

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Enapter chooses Saerberck for its mass production facility of modular hydrogen electrolysers. Image credit: PRNewsfoto/Enapter GmbH.

AEM electrolysis technology Enapter has announced plans to set up green hydrogen systems production facility in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The new facility will be capable of producing more than 100,000 highly efficient AEM (Anion Exchange Membrane) electrolyser modules per year.

With construction planned to begin in early 2021, the facility is expected to be completed and operational in 2022.

Spread on the 76,000m2 plot of land, the ‘Enapter Campus’ will be built in the climate community of Saerbeck.

It will include a production centre and R&D facilities for scaled-up manufacturing of the modular systems for green hydrogen production.

The Enapter Campus will be powered by renewable energy provided by Saerbeck’s solar, wind and biomass plants.

In addition, it will also feature the Campus’s own solar arrays and hydrogen storage systems.

The new campus will have automated mass production capabilities they help modular green hydrogen technology reach price parity with grey hydrogen production.

Enapter chairman Sebastian-Justus Schmidt said: “We were overwhelmed by the exceptional conditions for green business offered throughout Germany as we investigated 140 locations for our Campus.

“However, Saerbeck won us over with 100% locally produced renewable energy and its inviting infrastructure.

“We have found the perfect location for scaling up the production of our ground-breaking AEM electrolyser technology – and moving one step closer to making green hydrogen affordable and accessible to all.”

Enapter claims that clients in 33 countries already use its AEM electrolysers to replace fossil fuels with green hydrogen.

Currently, the company is producing the modules at its serial production facility in Pisa, Italy.