Federal Funding Boosts Electrolysis Manufacturing in the US: Thyssenkrupp Nucera and De Nora Receive $75 Million for Automation

US Grant Encourages Transition to Commercializing Electrolyzer Technology

Thyssenkrupp Nucera US and De Nora have received $75 million in funding to work on automating manufacturing processes for gigawatt-scale alkaline water electrolysis production lines in the United States. This grant will help them transition from manual labor to mass production, allowing them to serve multiple gigawatt projects per year. Dr. Werner Ponikwar, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Nucera, emphasized the importance of this shift in positioning the business for success in the US market.

The funding is part of a larger $750 million investment in 52 projects across 24 states, marking the first significant federal funding for electrolysis technologies under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. In Europe, Thyssenkrupp Nucera is also making strides in the electrolysis market by partnering with Fraunhofer IKTS research institute to develop high-temperature solid oxide electrolyser cell (Soec) technology for industrial applications. A pilot plant is scheduled to begin production of high-temperature electrolysis stacks by the first quarter of 2025.

This strategic partnership aims to bring Soec technology to industries such as green steel, ammonia, methanol, and fertilizers, where it can significantly reduce electricity consumption and eliminate the need for rare precious metals. The collaboration between Thyssenkrupp Nucera and Fraunhofer IKTS will enhance their technology portfolio and open up new opportunities in the green hydrogen sector.

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