thyssenkrupp nucera receives US$ 50 million hydrogen grant from the US Department of Energy

thyssenkrupp nucera receives US$ 50 million hydrogen grant from the US Department of Energy

The funding will be used for innovations with regard to the mass production of cells and the establishment of an automated pilot assembly line

  • By ICN Bureau | March 21, 2024

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected thyssenkrupp nucera USA for a US$ 50 million grant (pending negotiations) under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s investment in clean hydrogen and electrolyzer manufacturing. With this major funding from the U.S. government, thyssenkrupp nucera aims to further expand its footprint in the North Amercian hydrogen market and support the global transition towards a cleaner, more resilient energy infrastructure.

As part of the funding program, the world’s leading supplier of large-scale alkaline water electrolysis (AWE) systems will work with its long-standing partner De Nora to develop innovations that will enable automated manufacturing of gigawatt-scale AWE production lines for customers in the United States. This way, thyssenkrupp nucera’s 20 MW module scalum is not only being mass-produced in Europe, but also in and for the American market.

“Transitioning cell manufacturing from manual labor to automotive-like mass production that can serve multiple GW projects per year will be the key factor to best position our business in the US. Currently, we are in the process of selecting the ideal site for this project to be nearby customers, use the strong US job market and integrate ourselves as part of the local community,” says Dr. Werner Ponikwar, CEO of thyssenkrupp nucera. “We are grateful for the trust of the DoE and the strong support that underscores the critical role our technology will play in achieving the goals of the energy transition and also builds on the intensive groundwork of the German-American Energy & Climate Partnership.”

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