In order to create the electrolysers that will enable the production of green hydrogen, Enapter will decarbonise its own practices by using only renewable energy.
At the heart of the strategy are plans photovoltaic systems that will be installed on the roofs of the Enapter Campus building supplying green electricity to many of the company’s operations and manufacturing of electrolysers.
This is an important development for the hydrogen business as a whole. The primary use for hydrogen is to decarbonise industry and hard-to-abate sectors across the globe in order to mitigate climate change.
However, if the processes that create hydrogen and electrolysers support the use of fossil fuels then this counters the main reasons for progressing the technology in the first place.
With Enapter turning to more green practices as a company it sends a strong message throughout the industry.
It’s full steam ahead for Enapter as the hydrogen technology specialist targets autumn 2021 for construction to begin on its mass-production facility in Germany, and eyes the end of 2022/early 2023 for the first anion exchange membrane (AEM) electrolysers to roll off the production line there. Set to be built in the climate community of Saerbeck in North Rhine-Westphalia, the ‘Enapter Campus’ will be capable of producing more than 100,000 AEM electrolyser modules per year.
“I think it’s really important to point out that 100,000 electrolysers production capacity per year is just a tiny, tiny amount of what is needed to reach our climate goals. We’re not exaggerating when we say we should be delivering 10 million units every year for the next 30 years to reach those goals,” Jan-Justus Schmidt, co-founder and General Manager of Enapter, told H2 View.
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