Baker Hughes (American global energy technology company) and Bloom Energy (US-based solid oxide fuel cells producer) will collaborate to commercialise and deploy integrated, low carbon power-generation and hydrogen solutions.
The focus will be on integrating hydrogen solutions, technical collaboration and integrating power solutions. Both partners will start engaging customers immediately. The aim is to launch pilot projects over the next 2-3 years, followed by full commercialisation and scaling the technology.
The companies plan to provide solutions for cleaner energy generation, waste heat recovery, and grid-independent power by using Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell technology (SOFC) and Baker Hughes’ lightweight gas turbine technology. Baker Hughe NovaLT gas turbines can run on up to 100% hydrogen.
Bloom Energy’s solid oxide electrolyser cells (SOEC) and Baker Hughes’ compression technology will also be explored for the production, compression, transport, and delivery of hydrogen. Moreover, waste heat utilisation will also be considered for hydrogen production. The intended end-use applications for hydrogen would be blending hydrogen into natural gas pipelines and industrial use such as steel refining.
The partnership will allow technical collaboration on a wide array of technologies, including SOFC, SOEC, turbine technology, compression technology, carbon capture and emissions monitoring technologies, digital solutions, and additive manufacturing capabilities.
Uwem Ukpong, EVP of regions, alliances, and enterprise sales at Baker Hughes. “At the core of our collaboration agreement with Bloom Energy is the potential to develop integrated technology offerings for commercialisation and deployment of smarter, cleaner, and more economic energy solutions.”
Azeez Mohammed, EVP of international business at Bloom Energy. “We believe that in combining our industry-leading technologies and expertise to provide differentiated and customised integrated solutions to customers, we can accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies.”