HYPERION announces new R&D Center; PROENERGY converts test facility to hydrogen
Hyperion will be able to fast track its operations and begin production in 2023
Hyperion Companies, Inc. (a green hydrogen technology company) announced moving its headquarters from Southern California to a 65-acre facility on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. The facility will also house an R&D centre and manufacturing operations.
Hyperion will invest more than $297 million in the new facility to manufacture its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell, which will power its new line of stationary and mobile energy storage products, including its XP-1 hypercar.
Angelo Kafantaris, CEO of Hyperion, said, “Building the XP-1 allowed us to test and refine our fuel cell technology, allowing us to create the most advanced green hydrogen fuel cell stack for a number of different applications.”
PROENERGY converts string-test facility to hydrogen
The US based ROENERGY announced that its string-test facility is now fully hydrogen-fuel ready and will host a hydrogen-fuel test this year. The facility will continue to serve as a proving ground for LM6000 PC and PD units and will help to expand aero-derivative fuel-flexibility and resilience horizons.
PROENERGY plans to test aero-derivative package design enhancements and power-augmentation methods and assess the limits of hydrogen fuel mixes. The company will start below the established 30% hydrogen mix and plans to make incremental increases to a 50% mix, with a long-term goal of 100% hydrogen burns.
The test will help to maximise hydrogen blends in LM6000 units and guide the company’s R&D strategy moving forward. The facility features its own 60-MW load bank system, which facilitates full-speed, full-load testing outside grid restrictions and across the range of LM6000 capability. Furthermore, it has two complete control systems that enable full testing of LM6000 PC and PD engines before shipping to customer locations.