The company on Tuesday (Feb 2) said the new site will also house a research and development centre in addition to its manufacturing operations. As well as this, the development will boast great economic opportunities for the state, create more than 680 new, full-time jobs.

Hyperion’s chosen site is already withstanding; however, the company will now revitalise the building to suite its needs. By making this move, it is hoped the company will be able to fast-track its operations and begin production in 2023.

Angelo Kafantaris, CEO of Hyperion, and Ohio native, said, “After ten years of development, we are thrilled to bring our hydrogen technology back to Columbus where it all started. Building the XP-1 allowed us to test and refine our fuel cell technology, allowing us to create the most advance green hydrogen fuel cell stack for a number of a different applications.

“With its ability to store mass quantities of electric energy, hydrogen has tremendous long-term, zero-emission potential for the energy sector, and will be one of the most powerful tools in reducing carbon emissions on a global scale.”

The move has also been welcomed by the Andrew Ginther, the Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, who stated, “Columbus’ west side has always been a hub for manufacturing and innovation, and Hyperion will bring a fresh wave of investment and activity that will create opportunity for residents in Westland, the Hilltop and beyond.

“Columbus’ public and private sectors are committed to leadership in clean energy, technology, cutting-edge manufacturing and the future of mobility, and I am delighted that Hyperion will join us in driving our growth.”

Did you know H2 View is the only media publication to be recognised as an official partner of the Hydrogen Council?

This means we get exclusive columns, interviews and studies that you won’t find anywhere else. Along with our featured webinars and events, H2 View is the go to global platform for the hydrogen industry.

Become a subscriber today to make sure you don’t miss out. Already a subscriber? Log in here.