Green hydrogen is essential for a successful energy transition.
To meet the growing demand for this sustainable fuel in Germany, extensive capacities of efficient and cost-effective electrolysers are needed.
To realize this, the German Federal Government (BMBF) is funding innovative electrolysis technologies such as those of Sunfire GmbH from Dresden as part of the H2-Giga hydrogen lead project. As a proven automation partner of the cleantech startup, XENON is pleased to provide the technological foundation for an industrial large-scale production in the joint research project.
In addition to the development and testing of scalable and automated assembly technology for electrolysis stacks, the focus of the collaboration in the joint project "Scale-up" is also on the design of large-scale production processes for high-temperature electrolysis modules.
The automation challenges in this context are wide ranging, from the handling of the sensitive components to high-precision positioning and testing, to a significant reduction in cycle time. XENON has more than 30 years of technology and automation expertise from numerous industrial applications in various sectors.
Automation is a key process for scaling up and achieving the necessary cost reductions in hydrogen production. We are very pleased about the trusting development partnership with Sunfire and the challenging tasks ahead. We are fully motivated to contribute our expertise in sustainable energy production and the development of this new business area.
Together with the commitment of numerous partners from industry and research, we have come a major step closer to the automated production of electrolyzers on a gigawatt scale and therefore to climate-neutral energy generation.
H2 Giga, the largest of the German government's 3 leading hydrogen projects in absolute terms, aims to advance the mass production of electrolyzers at low cost. Over 130 institutions from industry and science are working on the production of green hydrogen on an industrial scale with an announced funding volume of around 500 million euros.