McPhy, specialist in equipment for the production, storage and distribution of hydrogen (H2) is presenting its new generation of high-energy efficiency electrolyzers at the Hanover tradeshow.

This equipment is integrated into large-scale platforms (4, 20, 100 MW and more), designed to produce low-carbon H2 in the large quantity needed in the industry and heavy transport sectors.

Pascal Mauberger, McPhy’s Chairman and CEO, made the following comments, “McPhy is strongly committed to providing companies in the energy, transport and industry sectors with the leading-edge technology they need to leave fossil fuels behind. We are delighted to announce a major technological advance and the launch of our “Augmented McLyzer” range, that enable us to support our clients as they build up scale: producing H2 on a large scale and at a competitive price, thereby helping to meet the challenge of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. By bringing to market the only alkaline electrolyzers offering this level of performance, McPhy is taking the technological lead in its sector, with an increasingly efficient and competitive product range.”

20 MW Cluster: high pressure production (30 bar), hydrogen production: 4 000 Nm3/h, compact footprint < 900 m2

20 MW Cluster: high pressure production (30 bar), hydrogen production: 4 000 Nm3/h, compact footprint < 900 m2

Augmented McLyzer is a technological breakthrough based on a modular architecture allowing capacities of 4, 20, 100 MW and more, thereby enabling McPhy to support its clients as they build up scale.

The electrolyzers feature the latest developments in electrolysis technology. The unique combination between De Nora’s advanced electrodes and McPhy’s high pressure (30-bar) electrolysis technology allows to double the amount of H2 produced by the electrolysis cells, with a significant increase of energy efficiency. Density has been more than doubled, so that 20 MW of capacity – i.e. more than 8.5 tonnes of clean H2 per day – can be installed in less than 900 m², from high-voltage power to pure H2 delivery.

The new multi MW architecture presented today integrates these augmented electrolysis cells, with the same stack size, meeting the needs of industrialists that want to produce H2 on a large-scale using electricity, at a competitive cost compared with polluting technologies.

McPhy electrolyzers are designed to be used in automatic mode and to require little maintenance. They are also known for their very fast response time and their durability.

The France-based company is now starting large-scale production of these high-density stacks for the growing needs of the energy, industry and transport sectors.