Hydrogen Fueling Stations
The Market for Hydrogen Fueling Stations is on the Rise
With rapidly growing volumes of fuel cell vehicles in use around the world — from passenger cars to buses to fork-lift trucks and trains — there is a rapidly growing need for hydrogen generation systems to make the hydrogen fuel for these vehicles. One of the best ways to do this is with a Giner ELX on–demand, on-site electrolyzer system making hydrogen from electricity — especially when the electricity is sourced from solar, wind or another source of renewable power.
Giner ELX Is a Major Producer of Electrolyzer Stacks and Systems for Hydrogen Fueling Stations
Thousands of Giner ELX electrolyzers are in use as hydrogen generators around the world. They are extensively used by leading system manufacturers to provide high purity hydrogen at high efficiency and low cost for renewable energy storage, CO2 methanization and for hydrogen fueling stations.
Giner ELX leads in California On-site Refueling!
Giner ELX is supplying 3 high efficiency electrolyzers for hydrogen fueling stations being constructed by our partner Hygen in California, with funding support from the California Energy Commission. This will make Giner ELX the leader in CA for on-site hydrogen generation systems for fuel cell vehicle refueling. Motorists who fill up their fuel cell car with hydrogen at a Hygen station in California will know that their car is being powered by renewable energy!
Giner ELX Delivers Advanced Technology and Performance
Our Merrimack stack is one of the largest commercially available PEM electrolyzer stacks, capable of producing 30Nm3/hr or ~35kg in a 12-hour period. In testing at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the efficiency of the stack ranged from 75% to 95% at current densities exceeding 30 kA/m2 . These exceptional efficiencies correspond to an energy consumption of less than 50 kWh per kilogram of hydrogen produced and are essential in building a compelling economic business case for the technology.
Giner ELX electrolyzers can produce hydrogen and oxygen at differential pressures from ambient to 40 bar (580 psi) and beyond, without external gas compression. For applications requiring pressurized hydrogen this feature can reduce the need for external mechanical compression, resulting in major capital and maintenance cost savings.
Giner ELX is also at an advanced stage of development of a larger electrolyzer platform, the Allagash, which will be a single “Megawatt” stack and system capable of producing hydrogen at a rate of over 200 Nm3/hr.