LATHAM, N.Y. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a global leader in comprehensive hydrogen solutions for the green hydrogen economy, secured an order for 100 megawatts (MW) of proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers. This is the largest announced project in the oil and gas sector in Europe.
The Plug electrolyzers will be powered by 100% renewable energy and will generate approximately 43 tons of green hydrogen per day to replace gray hydrogen in the oil refining process. This will eliminate approximately 516 tons per day of CO2 (carbon dioxide).
“Plug is playing a leading role in advancing green hydrogen projects in Europe through the deployment of our industry-leading PEM technology,” said Plug CEO Andy Marsh. “We are demonstrating how green hydrogen can be generated at scale to decarbonize hard-to-abate industries while also helping companies to achieve aggressive carbon reduction goals.”
Plug provided engineering support for a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study leading to the successful decision to move the project to execution phase. The electrolyzers will be delivered and installed in 2024.
Plug’s electrolyzers use PEM stack technology in a modular design that offers a small footprint with potential for capacity expansion. The electrolyzer’s hydrogen output instantaneously adjusts based on electrical input, which is especially important when paired with intermittent renewable resources.
The PEM stacks for the system will be manufactured at Plug’s 155,000 square foot gigafactory in Rochester, New York. The gigafactory currently has a capacity of 100 MWs per month of electrolyzer stacks.
Plug is building an end-to-end green hydrogen ecosystem, from production, storage and delivery to energy generation, to help its customers meet their business goals and decarbonize the economy. In creating the first commercially viable market for hydrogen fuel cell technology, the company has deployed more than 60,000 fuel cell systems and over 180 fueling stations, more than anyone else in the world, and is the largest buyer of liquid hydrogen. With plans to build and operate a green hydrogen highway across North America and Europe, Plug is operating a state-of-the-art Gigafactory to produce electrolyzers and fuel cells, and is commissioning multiple green hydrogen production plants that will yield 500 tons of liquid green hydrogen daily by year end 2025. Plug will deliver its green hydrogen solutions directly to its customers and through joint venture partners into multiple environments, including material handling, e-mobility, power generation, and industrial applications. For more information, visit www.plugpower.com.
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