ABB signs green hydrogen pact with Canadian firm

Aug 25, 2022 11:10 AM ET
  • Contract with Hydrogen Optimized aimed at speeding up production with 'unique large-scale architecture'
ABB signs green hydrogen pact with Canadian firm
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ABB as well as Hydrogen Optimized, the Canadian innovation company aiming to unlock green hydrogen manufacturing at scale, have actually signed an agreement to broaden the firms' existing critical partnership.

This consists of an investment by ABB into Key DH Technologies (KEY), the moms and dad firm of HOI, as they seek to accelerate the fast-emerging green hydrogen production segment with unique large-scale architecture.

The economic terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Hydrogen created with low-to-zero carbon dioxide exhausts is extensively acknowledged as necessary to attaining net-zero emissions by 2050.

By increasing the tactical cooperation in between ABB and HOI introduced in 2020, both firms are advancing the release of financial large-scale green hydrogen production systems to decarbonize hard-to-abate industries, they said.

These would consist of energy, steels, cement, utilities, ammonia, plant foods, and also fuels for aircraft, ships, trucks as well as rail.

The firms will take advantage of their particular capacities and sources to rapidly commercialize HOI's copyrighted RuggedCell high-power water electrolysis technology for the world's largest green hydrogen plants.

Water electrolysis is the process of applying electric power to divide water into hydrogen and also oxygen.

RuggedCell innovation transforms renewable electricity such as hydro, solar and wind power into green hydrogen for sector.

ABB Process Industries department president Joachim Braun said: "We expect building on our companies' two-year functioning partnership to go after the substantial worldwide chance of green hydrogen.

" Complying with an extensive validation of the RuggedCell modern technology, we are positive that, in combination with ABB's high-power rectifiers, it can end up being a category leader in the large-scale green hydrogen segment.

" Our corresponding technologies will certainly strengthen the Hydrogen Optimized value recommendation and fast-track the commercialization of the RuggedCell."

President as well as chief executive of KEY and HOI Andrew T B Stuart said: "This arrangement placements us for success in the large-scale segment with clients requiring installations in the hundreds of megawatts to multi-gigawatts.

" ABB's worldwide footprint, commercial partnerships and also modern technology leadership in high-power rectifiers, dispersed control systems and producing automation provide us with the marketplace reach and also abilities to attain our business's objectives."

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