Steelhead Composites will expand its Colorado, US, site to increase the company’s capabilities in manufacturing composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs) for compressed hydrogen storage.
This could provide a significant boost to the US hydrogen ecosystem with new expansion able to produce more COPVs for hydrogen storage.
These will be created using advanced, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment with the company’s in-house liner manufacturing both polymeric lined (Type IV) and metal lined (Type III) vessels.
This allows customers access to the technology to meet their permeation, robustness, cost, size, and weight targets.
Andrew Coors, CEO at Steelhead Composites, said, “There are intrinsic benefits of both metal-lined and plastic lined pressure vessels based on per-use case.
“Steelhead is unique in the world of having in-house expertise in manufacturing both classes of liner types.”
Marisa Veni Sundy, Director of Business Development at Steelhead Composites, said, “In the last year, we have received over 1,000 hydrogen-related storage inquiries from 36 countries and as these companies need storage solutions for their zero-emission technologies.
“This expansion is very exciting for me as it expands Steelhead’s role in the upcoming global energy transaction.”