Hydrogenics Corporation has announced the market introduction of its 3MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser stack.

Responding to customer demand and interest, the 3 MW system is the newest variant of Hydrogenics’ field-proven 1500E platform – which was first introduced in 2015 as a 1.5 MW stack.

The new system has a production capability of 1,350 kilograms of hydrogen (H2) per day, making it capable of powering 280 fuel cell vehicles every 24 hours. Its compact size ensures the smallest footprint with “unparalleled efficiency” in terms of logistics, siting and installation.

3MW PEM electrolyser stack

3MW PEM electrolyser stack

Joseph Cargnelli, Hydrogenics’ Chief Technology Officer says, “Our three megawatt stack platform is the new industry benchmark for electrolytic H2 generation.”

“In developing this next-generation system, we continue our focus on cost reduction through technology innovation and scale. The new stack is able to deliver substantially reduced plant size and expense while improving the customer’s overall deployment flexibility. Whether end users are looking for H2 fueling to advance zero-emission transport or for utility-scale renewable H2 solutions, we are uniquely able to support their vision and growth objectives,” Cargnelli explains. 

Hydrogenics will be profiling its new 3 MW stack at the 2017 Hannover Messe in Germany, form the 25th-28th April.