Revolutionary Automated Manufacturing of Gigawatt-Scale Alkaline Water Electrolysis Production Lines with $750 Million Federal Funding

US Grant Encourages Transition to Commercializing Electrolyzer Technology

In a significant step towards the development of automated manufacturing processes for gigawatt-scale alkaline water electrolysis production lines, Thyssenkrupp Nucera US and its partner De Nora have received funding. The grant will support the transition from manual labor to mass production, allowing them to serve multiple gigawatt projects per year.

This $750 million investment in 52 projects across 24 states is part of a larger federal funding initiative under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It marks the first significant federal funding for electrolysis technologies in the United States.

In addition to its efforts in the US market, Thyssenkrupp Nucera is also making strides in Europe by partnering with Fraunhofer IKTS research institute to develop high-temperature solid oxide electrolyzer cell (Soec) technology for industrial applications. A pilot plant is scheduled to begin production of high-temperature electrolysis stacks by the first quarter of 2025.

The strategic partnership between Thyssenkrupp Nucera and Fraunhofer IKTS aims to bring Soec technology to industries such as green steel, ammonia, methanol, and fertilizers, where it can significantly reduce electricity consumption and eliminate the need for rare precious metals. The collaboration will enhance their technology portfolio and open up new opportunities in the green hydrogen sector.

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