Hydrogen Optimized (a subsidiary of KEY DH Technologies Inc.) today (26th October) has announced to have completed a demonstration of the world’s highest-current water electrolyser since the 1980s.
The operation of a 50k ampere RuggedCell™ unipolar electrolyser represents a breakthrough in large-scale green hydrogen production technology and a direct pathway toward the commercialisation of single electrolysis modules rated up to 100 MW. The demonstration took place at Hydrogen Optimized’s High-Current Demonstration Centre in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
The company now focuses on optimising the RuggedCell™ design and scaling up its technology – a doubling of the RuggedCell™ current rating to 100,000 amperes. This will enable single electrolyser modules up to 200 MW.
Meanwhile, Hydrogen Optimized is also advancing its manufacturing capabilities to enable production at its Owen Sound plant of hundreds of megawatts of electrolysers annually and ultimately up to 2 GW of annual output.
Andrew Stuart, CEO of Hydrogen Optimized, said, “Such very large systems will be required by major industrial, chemical, utility and energy end-users to significantly reduce their carbon emissions.”
Recently, Hydrogen Optimized also announced to receive $300k in funding from NGIF Industry Grants, a division of NGIF Capital Corporation, to optimise the operation of its unique RuggedCell™ water electrolysers using an unstable electrical supply. The funding will be applied to a $900k project to demonstrate the company’s large-scale green hydrogen production technology under the solar panel, simulated wind turbines and intermittent electrical grid conditions.