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Federal Grant Boosts Automated Manufacturing of Gigawatt-Scale Alkaline Water Electrolysis in the US

BySamantha Jones

Mar 28, 2024
Grant from US spurs effort to commercialize electrolyser technology

In the US, Thyssenkrupp Nucera and its partner De Nora have received funding to work on automated manufacturing of gigawatt-scale alkaline water electrolysis production lines. This grant is part of $750 million in funding for 52 projects across the country, marking the first significant federal funding of electrolysis technologies under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Meanwhile, in Europe, Thyssenkrupp Nucera is preparing for the future of electrolysis by partnering with research institute Fraunhofer IKTS. Their aim is to develop high-temperature solid oxide electrolyser cell (Soec) technology for industrial manufacturing and application. By early 2025, a pilot plant built by Fraunhofer IKTS will produce high-temperature electrolysis stacks using Soec technology, initially in small quantities. Thyssenkrupp Nucera has also obtained a license to produce and use stacks based on Fraunhofer technology.

The companies believe that Soec technology will benefit industries such as green steel, ammonia, methanol, and fertilizers, as it significantly reduces electricity consumption and eliminates the need for rare precious metals. This innovative technology utilizes industrial waste heat generated during production, making it an environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution for various industries.

Thyssenkrupp Nucera CEO Dr. Werner Ponikwar highlighted the importance of transitioning to automotive-like mass production to best position their business in the US. He said that automation will help them scale up their operations quickly and efficiently while reducing costs.

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By Samantha Jones

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