February 19, 2021 1:30 PM, EST

Nel Launches Modular On-Site Hydrogen Generators

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Nel Hydrogen Electrolyzer, a subsidiary of Norway-based Nel ASA, announced it launched the MC250 and MC500 containerized Proton PEM electrolyzers, its modular on-site hydrogen generators.

The new products are integrating Nel’s newly developed 1.25 MW PEM cell-stack, allowing for higher capacities per unit and lower cost. The platform allows multiple units to be integrated easily in the field, which was a key consideration during the development, according to the company, whose U.S. operations are based in Wallingford, Conn.

“We are paying close attention to the market and our customers’ needs,” Filip Smeets, senior vice president of the electrolyzer division at Nel, said in a release. “With the containerized M Series PEM electrolyzers, we are offering the same robustness and reliability of our conventional M Series units, enabling faster and more flexible installation.”

In June, Nikola Corp. purchased five electrolyzers from NEL to support Nikola’s five initial hydrogen fueling stations with hydrogen production capacity of 8 tons per day.

In related news, Navistar Inc., the parent of the International truck brand, took a minority stake in OneH2, a privately held company based in Longview, N.C., that will supply the needed hydrogen production, storage and delivery. OneH2 plans to kick-start substantial hydrogen heavy-duty truck refueling infrastructure using its modular, scalable production units.

Navistar’s move supports its announcement it will produce a zero-emission longhaul truck using hydrogen fuel cell systems supplied by General Motors and will have an International RH Series FCEV model commercially available in 2024. — Transport Topics

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