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Hieronder een positief bericht voor het gebruik van waterstof. Dit op een aardig grote schaal.Sinopec partners with Cummins to build 1GW hydrogen electrolyser factory in China
US-based electrolyser maker Cummins has formed a joint venture with Chinese state-owned oil giant Sinopec — to be known as Cummins Enze — which will build a 1-gigawatt electrolyser factory in southern China.
The $47 million plant in Foshan, Guangdong province, will initially have an annual production capacity of 500 megawatts upon completion in 2023, which will be gradually increased to reach 1GW by 2028.
It is noteworthy that the new entity will produce electrolysers with PEM technology — proton exchange membrane or polymer electrolyte membrane — rather than standard alkaline models.
While China has a range of alkaline electrolyser manufacturers that are able to undercut Western competitors on price, the local industry is lagging behind on the newer PEM technology — which many green hydrogen developers favour as it is said to have superior performance when powered by the variable output from wind and solar farms.
Beijing is seeking to remedy this imbalance with a national-level project to develop a competitive PEM electrolyser that can be benchmarked against leading European manufacturers’ machines.
The new joint venture will utilise PEM technology developed in France by Hydrogenics, an electrolyser manufacturer acquired by Cummins in 2019.
According to a statement from Cummins Enze, the joint venture will “accelerate the affordability and availability of green hydrogen through increased technological innovation, research and development, and manufacturing capacity”.
The new company will also provide “hydrogen generation system solutions”, including for the on-site generation of hydrogen at hydrogen fuel pumps. Sinopec is targeting 200,000 tonnes of hydrogen refuelling a year by 2025.Volledig bericht hieronder -->www.upstreamonline.com/hydrogen/sinop...