Hydrogenics Corporation has been chosen to supply a large-scale electrolysis system to generate hydrogen (H2) at a fueling station in Germany.

3MW Electrolyzer

Source: Hydrogenics

Ontario-based Hydrogenics, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and fuel cell power modules, will deliver the electrolysis system to Maximator GmbH during 2019 and produce over 400 kilograms of hydrogen per day.

Maximator is a compressor manufacturer which is building a one megawatt facility in Wuppertal, a city in western Germany, to cover the daily needs of more than ten new fuel cell buses operated by WSW, the local public transit company.

“We are pleased that our advanced PEM electrolysers continue to be chosen for important and high-profile city transit applications such as this,” said Daryl Wilson, President and CEO of Hydrogenics.

“Whether providing clean fuel for buses in Germany or elsewhere, Hydrogenics continues to be a leader across the hydrogen-powered, heavy-duty mobility landscape.”

WSW wants H2-fueled buses over battery ones due to their higher reliability in providing power throughout the day. Surplus energy generated by a local waste incinerator will be used to power the electrolyser and generate H2.

“We are very proud to be able to carry out such a promising and market-leading project in the hydrogen sector. With Hydrogenics, we are building on a supplier who can deliver reliable electrolyser technology for this major project,” said Rene Himmelstein, Vice President of Maximator.

Hydrogenics’ PEM-based electrolysers are scalable for multi-megawatt applications and the compactness of its technology makes it suitable for existing infrastructure in various urban settings.