Elogen to supply is PEM electrolyser to ENERTRAG project
Elogen is selected by ENERTRAG for the supply of a 10 MW PEM electrolyser Elogen, a GTT group company, announces the signature of a contract, in December 2022, with the European specialist in renewable energy solutions ENERTRAG SE to design and produce a PEM electrolyser (Proton Exchange Membrane) with a power of 10 MW.
Elogen will install its technology on a site near Magdeburg, in Germany, in 2024. The project is one of many green hydrogen projects currently developed by ENERTRAG in North and Middle Germany.
The Elogen electrolyser will produce up to four tonnes of green hydrogen per day, the electrical energy needed for electrolysis coming exclusively from renewable sources.
The electrolyser will enable the power system to compensate for wind and solar fluctuations. The green hydrogen produced will contribute to decarbonising heavy industry and long-distance trucking, to producing electricity in the event of “darkdoldrums”1 and, in the medium term, to supplying the 100% hydrogen pipelines of the gas transmission system operator ONTRAS.
Jean-Baptiste Choimet, Managing Director of Elogen, declares: “We are particularly proud that the Elogen membrane electrolysis technology has been chosen for its performance by ENERTRAG, a leading European player in innovative renewable energy solutions. This is also an important step for Elogen since this contract concerns an electrolyser with a capacity of 10 MW, confirming the scaling-up of our technology for larger projects.”
Manuela Blaicher, Head of PtX Project Development at ENERTRAG SE, states: “ENERTRAG is very proud to announce this step towards a 10 MW electrolysis capacity in Germany with many possibilities of deployment, both in industry and in the mobility 1 “Dark doldrums” (from the German “Dunkelflaute”) is a period during which there is neither wind nor sun, making it impossible or very limited the production of solar or wind energy. Press release January 4, 2023 Elogen, a GTT group company sector. With this reference plant, we will produce hydrogen from renewable energies on an industrial scale.”