Hydrogenics Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen (H2) generation machinery, and its electrolysis technology has been awarded a role in Southeast Asia’s first renewable H2-based energy storage and power plant project.

Together with Pharam 2 Civil Engineering Co., Ltd. (PCE), Hydrogenics’ portion of the Lam Takhong Wind Hydrogen Hybrid Project is estimated to be worth €4.3m ($). The project has been awarded by the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT).

There is great untapped potential for wind and solar energy storage worldwide, and Thailand is leading the path towards sustainability in Southeast Asia

Hydrogenics will deliver its ultra-compact 1 MW (PEM) HyLyzer® electrolyser, H2 storage and a HyPM® fuel cell plant to the facility, which is located in Thailand’s Northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima Province, whilst Bangkok-based PCE will provide the relevant technology implementation and services.

The installation will use the HyLyzer to convert excess electricity from wind to H2 during off-peak hours with the H2 generated then used by Hydrogenic’s HyPM fuel cell plant to produce 300kW of electricity for EGAT’s energy neutral building.

Daryl Wilson, CEO and President of the H2 system specialist business, declared, “There is great untapped potential for wind and solar energy storage worldwide, and Thailand is leading the path towards sustainability in Southeast Asia. This project once again shows the breadth and depth of Hydrogenics’ energy solutions for a diverse set of applications across the globe.”