Enapter has received its first order for the company’s AEM Multicore megawatt-class electrolyser system with it set to be supplied to the German Steinbeis Innovation Centre Siz Energie+.
The new AEM Multicore offers low-cost flexible and reliable electrolysis from intermittent renewables providing a huge opportunity for the system to boost hydrogen production in areas of use.
Enapter has said that the AEM Multicore system will operate at the Braunshweig Research Airport where it will run a series of tests with the green hydrogen it produces to supply fuel cell test branches.
This will enable the companies to gather reliable data to test real world application with one to waste heat arising from production.
The AEM multicore features 440 mass-produced electrolyser core modules, AEM stacks, in a complete system that will be capable of producing 450kg of hydrogen a day.
With this modular approach, the AEM multicore offers a lower-cost alternative to traditional megawatt-class electrolysers currently on the market while also proving highly responsive to the fluctuations of renewable electricity supply.
David Sauss, one of the leaders of Siz Energie+, said, “Supplying buildings directly with locally-generated energy, while also achieving cross-sectoral coupling between electricity, heat and mobility is one of the central challenges of the transformation we are finding ourselves in.
“With our projects in Braunschweig, we are researching exactly this – and the AEM Multicore will play a key role since it fits our needs ideally with its straightforward, megawatt-scale green hydrogen production and integrated energy management.”
Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, CEO of Enapter, said, “It was in April of this year that we introduced the AEM Multicore and today we already have the first order.
“This explicitly underpins our strategy to occupy the market segment of megawatt systems by means of freely scalable and standardised systems.”