Loop Energy and MYNT First Element have announced a strategic partnership to manufacture hydrogen-electric power generators.
Under the partnership, Loop Energy’s hydrogen fuel cell modules will be integrated into MYNT’s Purple H2 generators. The Purple H2 is designed to provide a clean energy alternative to diesel generators in base load applications for mining, industrial, and construction clients.
MYNT’s Purple H2 generators are expected to provide fuel efficiency, product longevity, and a lower total cost of ownership, making them a practical replacement for diesel generators. MYNT chose Loop Energy due to its advanced eFlow™ technology, which delivers up to a 16% fuel efficiency advantage, 90% more peak power, and up to a 10 times improvement in current density uniformity over comparable products currently available in the market.
The partnership was signed following the successful market introduction of the Purple H2 product line in the first quarter of 2023. MYNT is planning three trials in Queensland and New South Wales in the second half of 2023, with the first units of the generators already in production. MYNT expects customer demand to significantly increase over the next two years in the Australian market.
“The MYNT team has been in the business of off-grid fuel-optimized and carbon-reduced power generation for over 20 years. In order to be a practically viable replacement for diesel generators, hydrogen-powered generators will require a service life in excess of 20,000 hours. For the last three years, we have sought out a hydrogen fuel cell partner with the technical capability, scale, and vision to work with us in product development to deliver a genuine, emission-free alternative to diesel generators in base load applications,” said Gary Radford, MYNT First Element’s Managing Director.
Loop Energy’s team culture and proprietary technology have added significant value to both MYNT’s supply chain capability and ability to deliver genuine best-value customer outcomes in the hydrogen space to our customers, so we actively pursued a supply arrangement with Loop Energy as the preferred powertrain for our Purple H2 hydrogen power generator range.
Loop Energy has further appointed MYNT as an exclusive value-added distribution partner for the Australian market. “MYNT’s system-level knowledge and integration expertise is second to none. We are very excited to extend their knowledge and experience to other Australian OEMs as they gear up to launch hydrogen electric products,” said George Rubin, Loop Energy’s Chief Commercial Officer.
The partnership between Loop Energy and MYNT First Element for the manufacturing of hydrogen-electric power generators has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions in mining, industrial, and construction applications in Australia. The successful trials planned for the second half of 2023 could pave the way for wider adoption of hydrogen fuel cell technology in the country.