The elevation of Hydrogen Optimized’s electrolysers came in a simulation of variable power conditions found at the 30GW AMAN green hydrogen project in Mauritania, led by CWP Global.
The simulation replicated wide swings in the electrical power input to RuggedCell™ electrolysers that corresponds with the Mauritania project’s actual wind profile.
One key finding was that the technology maximises the production of consistent pure hydrogen gas by efficiently utilising the available intermittent energy from renewable sources, such as wind and solar.
Alex Hewitt, CEO of CWP Global, said, “The simulation results are promising and demonstrate that electrolysis can be well-suited not only to the very large scale of our projects but also to the off-grid wind and solar installations that power them.”
Andrew T.B. Stuart, President and CEO of Hydrogen Optimized, added, “The recent simulation further validates that the RuggedCell™ high power design is ideal for the world’s largest green hydrogen installations.
“By operating our solution in replicated real-world conditions, we have demonstrated that it delivers the efficiency, stability, reliability and cost-effectiveness that are critical to the success of major green hydrogen projects.”
CWP Global recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hydrogen Optimized, to explore the integration of 500-700MW RuggedCell™ green hydrogen plants.
The RuggedCell™ also produces stable hydrogen gas purity and maintains thermal stability during operation, the simulation found.
Its design simplicity makes it durable and reliable, which could prove to be an advantage in challenging environmental conditions, and it doesn’t require gas-liquid circulation pumps, in contrast to most other water electrolysis systems.
In 2021, Hydrogen Optimized announced it had achieved a ‘world-first’ for water electrolysis units by ramping from 0-50,000 amperes in less than 10 seconds.
CWP Global is now evaluating the co-location of RuggedCell™ electrolysers with wind and solar electricity generating facilities under development in Australia, Mauritania and Dijbouti.
It plans to begin construction of new facilities in 2026, with the green hydrogen produced being used to feed downstream applications like ammonia production.
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