thyssenkrupp nucera, one of the leading suppliers of water electrolysis technology in the gigawatt power range, announced the brand name for its 20MW green hydrogen electrolyser, Scalum. The announcement was made at the World Hydrogen Summit 2023 in Rotterdam. Scalum, derived from ‘scale,’ pays tribute to the module’s scalability, allowing for the interconnection of multiple modules to produce high plant capacities.
With the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industry imminent, large-scale water electrolysis plants must be used to produce climate-friendly energy carriers using renewable energy. Scalability is central to the use of green hydrogen as a new, carbon-free energy source of the future, minimizing the industry’s carbon footprint.
According to thyssenkrupp nucera, Scalum stands out for its “low investment costs and convinces with its basis in a proven cell design with a long runtime and high-performance history.” More than 2.5GW of capacity to produce hydrogen using renewable energy has already been sold to customers worldwide.
thyssenkrupp nucera’s chloralkali electrolysis technology has a strong base for its water electrolysers with several decades of experience. Dr Christoph Noeres, Head of Green Hydrogen, said, “To reliably represent capacities to produce green hydrogen on a scale of several hundred megawatts or even gigawatts of power, our equipment must guarantee a high degree of scalability and availability. Scalum reflects this quality promise that we make to our customers and by which we measure ourselves.”
The Scalum brand is starting a new company-wide naming system for the alkaline water electrolysis product family in thyssenkrupp nucera’s hydrogen division. The focus is on differentiating product features that stand for the new era of energy supply with green hydrogen on an industrial scale to improve climate protection.
Katharina Immoor, thyssenkrupp nucera’s Head of Communication & ESG, said, “Even in our technically oriented B2B market, we must deal with the increasing importance of consistent brand experiences. That’s why we are continuously developing our brand identity, including developing meaningful product names.”