Enapter AG has secured an order from UK-based Intelligent Energy Limited (IEL) for its novel AEM-Multicore electrolyzer.
Boasting a total capacity of 1 megawatt, this electrolyzer marks a significant leap forward in the generation and use of hydrogen as a clean, renewable source of energy.
IEL, recognized for its development and manufacturing of lightweight hydrogen fuel cell products across diverse sectors, will utilize Enapter’s AEM Multicore to produce hydrogen. This hydrogen will aid in the testing of IEL’s groundbreaking, zero-emission fuel cell products.
The hydrogen produced from Enapter’s electrolyzer – known for its exceptional purity – will be instrumental in supporting IEL’s comprehensive product portfolio. Most notably, it will fuel the company’s IE-DRIVE™ and IE-FLIGHT™ development programs, intended to revolutionize the transport, stationary power, and aviation industries. Furthermore, hydrogen will play a crucial role in the Final Acceptance Testing of IEL’s fuel cells. Delivery of the electrolyzer is slated for 2024.
David Woolhouse, CEO of IEL, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration with Enapter. He praised the AEM Multicore system’s superior efficiency, proven core life, and customer-centric approach, asserting that these attributes were essential in supporting IEL’s testing of their high-capacity fuel cell systems.
May saw the successful inauguration of the first AEM Multicore in Saerbeck, Germany, Enapter’s production home base. As an alternative to conventional megawatt-class electrolyzers, the AEM Multicore showcases 420 core modules, or “AEM stacks”, capable of producing approximately 450 kilograms of green hydrogen per day, with a remarkable purity level of 99.999%.
Through the fusion of numerous small units into one large system, Enapter aims to significantly reduce the cost of green hydrogen production. The AEM Multicore’s high-purity hydrogen, flexibility, and robustness make it a fitting match for IEL’s requirements.
Enapter and IEL’s partnership extends beyond mere commercial transactions. In projects like Zeroavia’s HyFlyer 1 pilot, a pioneer in hydrogen aviation, IEL’s fuel cells have frequently been deployed alongside Enapter’s AEM Electrolysers. The synergistic interaction between the companies is further enhanced by Enapter’s Energy Management System Toolkit, which offers an EMS blueprint for effortless integration of IEL’s fuel cells in any system.
Both Enapter and IEL are committed not only to ramp up their products but also to fostering collective growth of the green hydrogen sector.
Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, CEO of Enapter, spoke highly of the collaboration and mutual growth with IEL. He affirmed the importance of such partnerships in accelerating the development of the green hydrogen sector.