Formalised with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU), Next Hydrogen is expected to combine its technology and electrolysis expertise with Black & Veatch’s leadership in industrial engineering to bring the solutions to worldwide.
It is expected that the deal with have a large emphasis on the industrial and transportation sector across the globe with green hydrogen key in decarbonising these sectors.
Next Hydrogen’s cell design, using gas-lift circulation (no pumps), internalises gas-liquid separation and gas-liquid cooling within the cell electrolyte circulation loop, in effect bringing these functions to a cell level.
This gives enhanced performance in terms of process dynamic response and operating range, achieving a ramp rate of 5% per second and an operating range of up to 1 amp/cm2 current density.
Raveel Afzaal, President and CEO of Next Hydrogen, said, “Next Hydrogen is excited to work with Black & Veatch to develop an integrated large-scale green hydrogen solution.
“We believe Black & Veatch’s vast industry network and proven engineering leadership coupled with our unique electrolysis technology will help accelerate the deployment of customer-centric, highly reliable and cost-effective solutions.”
Jason Rowell, Associate Vice-President at Black & Veatch’s global power business, said, “The industrial sector is increasingly pursuing hydrogen as a viable solution towards decarbonisation, spurring a growing sense of urgency for the expansion of green hydrogen technology.
“We are looking forward to partnering with Next Hydrogen to help develop and expand the use of their electrolyser technology for commercial and industrial clients.”
Thanks for giving H2 View your time. Tell us a little about Next hydrogen and its origins…
Next Hydrogen was founded on the marriage of technology with market defined product requirements. The market requirements were defined by two wind energy entrepreneurs, David Thompson and Philipp Andres, and the technology solution was developed by two experts in electrolysis Dr. Jim Hinatsu and Dr. Michael Stemp. From the beginning, the goal was the development of large-scale green hydrogen infrastructure deploying water electrolysis.
Tell us about Next Hydrogen’s significant advance in alkaline electrolyser cell design…
Next Hydrogen’s technology team tackled green hydrogen operating requirements by developing a radically different cell architecture to other electrolysers. Next Hydrogen’s cell design, using gas-lift circulation (no pumps), internalises gas-liquid separation and gas-liquid cooling within the cell electrolyte circulation loop, in effect bringing these functions to a cell level.
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