Bloom Energy expands electrolyzer production line in Newark

At its facility in Newark, Bloom Energy launched its high-volume commercial electrolyzer line, bringing the company’s total producing capacity for electrolyzers to two gigawatts.

In the last decade, the facility has produced over 1 gigawatt (GW) of resilient, sustainable, and cost-effective fuel cell-based Energy Servers. Over the past year, Bloom has added over 200 jobs at its STAR Campus plant through quick hiring. The corporation intended to allocate resources toward focused electrolyzer production because two production lines were operating almost round-the-clock to create its fuel cell servers.

According to officials, the Bloom Box’s ability to be expanded is made even simpler by the fact that over 80% of its components can be switched between fuel cells and electrolyzers.

The emphasis on electrolyzer manufacturing coincides with public investment in hydrogen by the United States, particularly through the Inflation Reduction Act under the Biden administration.

According to Glen Griffiths, executive vice president of operations, services, and quality at Bloom Energy, “electrolyzers are a topic of considerable interest around the world. You may also observe a lot of leadership coming from Europe.

According to Griffiths, the fact that electrolyzers will be sold in huge quantities as opposed to fuel cells, which can have a production capacity ranging from 50 kilowatts to tens of megawatts, increases Bloom Energy’s sales prospects.

“Electrolyzers won’t be sold in packs of one or two. They will be sold in industrial proportions and delivered to large enterprises. Therefore, we anticipate the growth to be pretty quick,” he said.