Revolutionizing Green Hydrogen Production: Thyssenkrupp Nucera and De Nora Receive Funding to Automate Mass-Scale Alkaline Water Electrolysis

DOE funding encourages transition towards commercializing electrolysis technology

In the US, Thyssenkrupp Nucera US and De Nora have received funding to automate gigawatt-scale alkaline water electrolysis production lines. This investment will help the companies transition from manual labor to mass production, better positioning them in the US market. The grant is part of a larger $750 million fund for 52 projects across 24 states under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Thyssenkrupp Nucera is also collaborating with Fraunhofer IKTS in Europe to advance high-temperature solid oxide electrolyser cell (Soec) technology. Together, they aim to move this technology towards industrial manufacturing and application, with a pilot plant expected to begin production by the first quarter of 2025. This partnership will enable Thyssenkrupp Nucera to produce and use stacks based on Fraunhofer technology.

The companies highlighted that Soec technology has numerous benefits for industries like green steel, ammonia, methanol, and fertilizers, where industrial waste heat is generated during production. By reducing electricity consumption and eliminating the need for rare precious metals, high-temperature technology offers a more sustainable solution for these industries. This partnership represents a significant step forward in advancing green hydrogen production technologies.

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