Enapter has received its first order for their AEM Multicore electrolyser, a containerized system for green hydrogen production in the megawatt range.
The AEM Multicore electrolysis system is based on AEM’s modular and proprietary AEM technology, which is already in use in over 40 countries. It enables low-cost, flexible, and dependable electrolysis from intermittent renewables. The German Steinbeis Innovation Center siz energie+ purchased the large-scale system through one of Enapter’s sales and integration partners, H2 Core Systems. It is expected to arrive in June 2023 in the northern German city of Braunschweig.
Enapter’s AEM Multicore technology will be installed at the Braunschweig Research Airport, Europe’s top mobility competency center. It will enable a range of testing, with the green hydrogen generated being used to power fuel cell test benches, among other things. On-site, one of the buildings will utilize waste heat generated during production.
“Supplying buildings directly with locally-generated energy, while also achieving cross-sectoral coupling between electricity, heat and mobility is one of the central challenges of the transformation we are finding ourselves in. With our projects in Braunschweig, we are researching exactly this – and the AEM Multicore will play a key role since it fits our needs ideally with its straightforward, megawatt-scale green hydrogen production and integrated energy management,” says David Sauss, one of the leaders of siz energie+.
The AEM Multicore is a cost-effective alternative to standard megawatt-class electrolysers, integrating 420 core modules – dubbed “AEM Stacks” – into a single machine capable of producing 450 kilos of hydrogen per day. Thus, Enapter’s objective is quite clear: to rapidly cut costs by growing numerous tiny units into a large-scale green hydrogen plant.
“It was in April of this year that we introduced the AEM Multicore and today we already have the first order. This explicitly underpins our strategy to occupy the market segment of megawatt systems by means of freely scalable and standardised systems,” said Enapter’s CEO Sebastian-Justus Schmidt.