Plug Power wants to address some of the largest needs facing the liquid hydrogen production industry to date as part of a new partnership with Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench and Fives, that will focus on the development of hydrogen liquefaction plants.

Efficiency, cost and lead time are all top of the agenda for the trio, with Plug Power looking to successfully deliver hydrogen liquefiers into its growing portfolio of hydrogen production plants and for third party customers.

Sanjay Shrestha, Chief Strategy Officer of Plug Power, said, “Atlas Copco Gas and Process and Fives bring core expertise that complements Plug Power’s capabilities and vision to be a total end-to-end solution for the green hydrogen economy.”

“Liquefaction capabilities were the last major element we needed to complete our turnkey product suite for delivering green hydrogen plants globally.”

Believed to be the largest buyer of liquid hydrogen globally, Plug Power hopes it growing national network of hydrogen plants will supply 500 tonnes of green hydrogen daily by 2025, and 1,000 tonnes daily by 2028.

With Atlas Copco and Five onboard, the company will now have added technical and manufacturing experience to help deliver on its goals.

Robert Radimeczky, President of Atlas Copco Gas and Process, commented, “This collaboration is another step in our pledge at Atlas Copco Gas and Process to support decarbonisation and net zero emissions by 2050.”

“To be able to supply a comprehensive solution in hydrogen liquefaction supports both our customers in the emerging new energy markets and the goal of climate protection.”

Frédéric Thrum, Deputy General Manager of Fives and President of the Energy Division, added, “As a technological leader in the cryogenics market for over 60 years, Fives has been at the forefront of hydrogen for decades with over 45 references in this booming market.”

“In line with our ambition to decarbonise the industry, we are confident in our ability together with Plug Power and Atlas Copco, to provide cutting-edge cryogenic equipment for high-performance liquefaction plants.”