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Plug Power breaks ground on new green hydrogen plant

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Plug Power broke ground in Camden County, Ga., on the site of a green hydrogen production plant that will create 15 tons of liquid green hydrogen per day.

Plug Power’s $84 million investment in the facility demonstrates the company’s continuous commitment to developing North America’s first green hydrogen supply network. The factory, which will service clients in the southeastern United States, would use 100 percent renewable energy to manufacture liquid green hydrogen, with the assistance of at least 24 full-time, local personnel.

Plug Power is already the world’s largest importer of liquid hydrogen, and it has installed more hydrogen filling stations than any other company. Green hydrogen, according to experts, will play a critical role in fulfilling global greenhouse gas emission objectives, notably in the transportation and logistics sectors. The hydrogen economy is predicted to increase exponentially, reaching 500 to 800 million tons consumed per year by 2050 and meeting 20% of world energy demand.

“Green hydrogen is the ecologically conscientious option that businesses require and desire. Plug Power’s investment in this facility is an investment in Georgia — as well as an investment in our customers and the planet we want to live in in the future.”

Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power,

“Plug Power’s newest manufacturing plant is the result of increased customer demand. Customers are increasingly demonstrating their commitment to green hydrogen solutions. This Georgia plant is a critical step toward establishing North America’s first force-majeure resilient green hydrogen supply network. This benefits Plug Power, our customers, and, more significantly, the hydrogen economy as a whole.”

Sanjay Shrestha, Plug Power’s general manager of energy solutions and chief strategy officer.

The plant’s groundbreaking also stands as a watershed moment for local and state authorities who have worked hard to bring more innovative jobs to the region. The Camden County plant will join previously announced green hydrogen facilities in South Central Pennsylvania and the Western New York Science, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP), all of which will contribute to Plug Power’s goal of producing more than 500 tons of green hydrogen per day by 2025.

This plant, along with Plug Power’s current plant in Tennessee, which was bought in 2020, and its PEM stack and electrolyzer Innovation Center in Rochester, N.Y., reinforces the company’s position as a pioneer in creating the green hydrogen ecosystem. The Georgia gas production plant is scheduled to be finished by the end of this year.

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