The local production of hydrogen through electrolysis is already profitable for laboratory or pilot plants. The cost of delivering hydrogen cylinder bundles is eliminated and any supply bottlenecks can be avoided.
The chemical industry requires large quantities of hydrogen as a raw material to run refineries and to produce chemical products such as ammonia and methanol. Currently, most hydrogen comes from fossil sources. By switching to defossilized hydrogen, the carbon footprint of chemical products can be significantly reduced.
However, for this to be a reality in large chemical plants, the costs of green hydrogen from electrolysis should not exceed 2 €/kg*. To achieve this, the production costs for green hydrogen must be reduced, among other things. Our AEM-Technology for alkaline membrane water electrolysis is intended to lower investment and operating costs for electrolyzers.
* Source: Hydrogen Council 2020