Revolutionizing Green Hydrogen Production: Thyssenkrupp Nucera’s Quest for Automated Manufacturing and Innovative Materials

US Grant Encourages Transition to Commercializing Electrolyzer Technology

Thyssenkrupp Nucera US and its partner De Nora have received funding to develop automated manufacturing processes for gigawatt-scale alkaline water electrolysis production lines in the United States. This grant will support the transition from manual labor to mass production, allowing them to serve multiple gigawatt projects per year. Dr. Werner Ponikwar, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Nucera, highlighted the importance of this shift in positioning the business for success in the US market.

The funding is part of a larger $750 million investment in 52 projects across 24 states, marking the first significant federal funding for electrolysis technologies under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. In Europe, Thyssenkrupp Nucera is also making strides in the electrolysis market by partnering with the Fraunhofer IKTS research institute to develop high-temperature solid oxide electrolyser cell (Soec) technology for industrial applications. A pilot plant is scheduled to begin production of high-temperature electrolysis stacks by the first quarter of 2025.

This strategic partnership aims to bring Soec technology to industries such as green steel, ammonia, methanol, and fertilizers, where it can significantly reduce electricity consumption and eliminate the need for rare precious metals. The collaboration between Thyssenkrupp Nucera and Fraunhofer IKTS will enhance their technology portfolio and open up new opportunities in the green hydrogen sector.

In addition to this partnership, Thyssenkrupp Nucera has also been working on other innovative projects related to green hydrogen production. For instance, they have been developing advanced materials for gas separation and purification that can improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions associated with hydrogen production. They have also been collaborating with other companies in the industry to develop integrated solutions for renewable energy storage and conversion systems.

Overall, Thyssenkrupp Nucera’s efforts towards developing automation processes and innovative materials are crucial steps towards a more sustainable future where green hydrogen can be produced at scale while minimizing its environmental impact. By leveraging partnerships like these and staying updated on industry developments through publications such as our green hydrogen bulletin, companies can stay ahead of the curve and position themselves for success in this rapidly growing sector.

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