September 19 (Renewables Now) - German electrolyser manufacturer Enapter AG (FRA:H2O) said on Tuesday it is introducing a 120-kW anion exchange membrane (AEM) electrolyser intended for a rapid launch of green hydrogen projects for industry and refuelling.
The new AEM Flex 120 will be able to produce around 53 kg of hydrogen per day. Positioned between Enapter's AEM Electrolyser EL 4, which generates 1 kg of hydrogen per day, and the company's megawatt-scale AEM Multicore, producing 450 kg per day, it addresses high demand from industry for green hydrogen production in the range from 70 kW to 500 kW, the company said.
On September 21, Enapter will showcase the first AEM Flex 120, which is destined for German brick producer ABC-Klinker. The brick manufacturer will use the product to tackle natural gas price fluctuations. According to the announcement, ABC-Klinker will initially blend green hydrogen into its furnace gas mix and switch gradually to 100% green hydrogen to decarbonise its operations.
Enapter said it has established production capabilities to enable the delivery of additional AEM Flex 120 electrolysers in 2024.
The company explained that the AEM Flex 120 offers flexibility of production from 70 kW to 120 kW and that by avoiding oversizing and using cost-efficient AEM technology, it represents a low-cost option to pilot green hydrogen.
“It is a self-contained and ready-to-use product that allows industrial companies and energy developers to quickly start producing green hydrogen,” chief executive Sebastian-Justus Schmidt said of the new electrolyser.
Enapter recently confirmed it still expects sales of around EUR 30 million (USD 32m) for 2023.
(EUR 1 = USD 1.066)