Hydrogenics’ 1.2MW Electrolyser successful in initial hydrogen production  testing
Hydrogenics’ 1.2MW Electrolyser successful in initial hydrogen production testing
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, February 16, 2017

Electrolyser to be delivered for HyBalance project in Denmark

Mississauga, Ontario -- Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ:HYGS; TSX:HYG), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation technology and hydrogen fuel cell power modules, today announced that the latest version of its Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyser has successfully produced hydrogen during the first stage of factory acceptance testing at its production facility in Oevel (Belgium).

This 1.2 MW PEM electrolyser will be delivered in the coming weeks for the HyBalance Power-to-Gas demonstration project in Hobro, Denmark. This project includes a consortium of European companies, including Air Liquide, project leader and main industrial investor, and is supported by the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking as well as the Danish ForskEL program, administered by Energinet.dk.

Hydrogenics’ PEM electrolyser will produce hydrogen from excess wind-generated energy and also enable grid balancing services. The green hydrogen will be used in multiple high value markets such as industry and transport (fueling stations) in Denmark.

Hydrogenics CEO, Daryl Wilson, stated, “We are very proud to finalize the construction of this new PEM electrolyser based on a dual stack design, which will serve as the basis for future multi-MW projects. We have built on our long-standing PEM expertise to develop an electrolyser that is ready for the commercial market. We especially want to thank the funding authorities who have allowed us to build this project in Belgium.”

Hydrogenics’ equipment will be delivered in the coming weeks, with start of operations for HyBalance expected in late 2017.

Filip Smeets (Hydrogenics), Bart Biebuyck (FCH JU), Louis Sentis (Air Liquide) and Hans Jørgen Brodersen (Hydrogen Valley Denmark) inaugurating the 1.2 MW PEM electrolyser.