Giner ELX News
ELX Merges with Plug Power
Giner ELX announces its merger with Plug Power: the next stage in its rapid growth!
The following are excerpts from Plug Power's press release announcing the deal:
"Giner ELX includes one of the most experienced teams in the world in PEM electrolysis: most have worked for two decades or more in the field. The company’s offerings include one of the world’s largest, most efficient and cost-effective PEM hydrogen generators; grid-level renewable energy storage solutions, and on-site hydrogen generation systems for fuel cell vehicle refueling stations and industrial uses. Giner ELX also has a strong sales channel in the European market. Plug Power expects the Giner ELX acquisition to dramatically increase its overall green hydrogen supply capabilities and the Company can add significant manufacturing capabilities immediately to serve the global market for electrolyzers."
“Plug Power is working to build the modern clean hydrogen economy,” said Plug Power CEO, Andy Marsh. “Every decision we make is with an eye to the future, not the past. This closely aligns with the efforts that companies like United Hydrogen and Giner ELX have made to secure broad participation in the hydrogen economy, and to achieve the objectives of a clean environment and reduced dependence on foreign oil. We welcome these organizations into the Plug Power family where, as a team, we can accelerate the adoption of low carbon and zero carbon hydrogen on a global scale.”
Andy Belt, the CEO of Giner ELX commented: "The Giner ELX team has found the best possible home to achieve the extraordinary potential of our technology. I would like to pay tribute to the best team in the world - above all our employees and Directors, but also our customers, integrator partners, shareholders and suppliers - which has made this deal happen. We salute the team at Plug Power led by Andy Marsh, which has the breadth of vision and the operational and financial muscle to become the world number 1 in green hydrogen."
ELX Megawatt Stack Platform Passes 20,000 Hours of Operation
Giner ELX has achieved a major milestone in the testing program for its Megawatt PEM stack platform - the "Allagash Stack". This month the test stack in our Newton MA facility has exceeded 20,000 hours of operation. The stack has been consistently running at operating temperatures of above 70 degrees Celsius and at current densities of above 3 Amps per square centimeter.
"The performance of the Allagash test stack has exceeded our expectations", said Monjid Hamdan, VP of Engineering. "We will be dismantling the stack in the near future to do a detailed review of all the key materials and interfaces as we transition into full commercial production of this world-leading product."
Giner ELX Wins Major Contract in Germany to Supply Hydrogen Generators for Fuel Cell Train Fueling Station
Giner ELX will supply 6 Allagash stacks for a refueling facility for .fuel cell trains in the Rhein Main region in Germany. The Giner ELX stacks will be the high tech heart of an approximately 5 Megawatt hydrogen generating system being developed and installed by our long term collaborators in Germany, who belong to the new "Green-H2-Systems" group, including iGas Energy GmbH and FEST Group GmbH.
"We won this contract because we offer the most technically advanced, highest performing PEM electrolyzer stacks in the world", commented Hector Maza, Giner ELX's VP for Business Development. "We look forward to working with our partners in Germany and to many further successes in this critical market."
Giner ELX Supports Giner INC to Deliver Critical NASA Programs.Giner Inc is also partnering with Collins Aerospace and Boeing to manufacture new life support electrolyzer stacks for the International Space Station. Key leaders of the Giner ELX Engineering team, including Monjid Hamdan and Bob Stone will make critical contributions during the design and testing phases of this program.
ELX Acquires Spectracarb™
Giner ELX has acquired the Spectracarb™ business from Engineered Fibers Technology (EFT), based in Shelton, CT. Spectracarb sells a wide range of porous carbon papers and panels to customers worldwide in the fuel cell and electrolyzer industries as well as to academic and government researchers. EFT Managing Director Robert Evans stated “The sale of our Spectracarb business will permit greater focus on this growing market segment under Giner ELX ownership to better meet the needs of the electrochemical industry, while allowing EFT to focus on our growing fiber and nanofibrillated fiber businesses in wet-laid composites and engineered materials.” “The acquisition of the unique Spectracarb technology enhances Giner ELX’s rapidly growing PEM electrolysis business”, said Giner ELX CEO Andy Belt. “ELX offers the lowest cost and highest performance grid-level energy storage solutions on he market, and Spectracarb porous carbon / carbon panels are an essential part of our products.”
Giner ELX Secures Strategic Investment from H2B2
Giner ELX has announced a strategic investment from H2B2. H2B2 has offices in California and Seville, Spain, and focuses on developing, integrating, financing, building and operating hydrogen production systems. "Our partnership with H2B2 will accelerate the scale-up of our technology to win in the marketplace", said Andy Belt, the CEO of Giner ELX; "We are delighted to deepen our relationship with Giner ELX", commented Javier Brey, the CEO of H2B2: "In our direct experience Giner ELX's PEM electrolysis technology is the most advanced in the world. With the benefit of H2B2's capabilities in complete system integration and major project leadership, we will be well positioned to take advantage of attractive project opportunities worldwide."
Giner ELX Spins Out from Giner Inc
Giner Inc. has announced the formation of Giner ELX to specialize in large-scale hydrogen generators for renewable energy storage and other industrial applications. "The formation of Giner ELX builds on Giner's successful commercial PEM electrolysis business", said Giner ELX CEO Andy Belt. "We are focusing the ELX team on developing the lowest cost and highest performance grid-level energy storage solutions on the market."
New Funding for Advanced Electrochemical Hydrogen Compressor
In collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Rensselaer Polytechnic Instititute and Gaia Energy Research, Giner has been awarded a signficant multi-year grant by the US Department of Energy for an innovative new compression technology. This program will demonstrate a cost-effective method for compressing hydrogen to a minimum of 875 bar while eliminating the need for mechanical compressors.This will make a major contribution to the costeffectiveness of hydrogen refueling stations for fuel cell vehicles.
Giner Static Vapor Feed Electrolyzer Proposal Selected by NASA for Parabolic Flight Testing
Giner, Inc. has developed an advanced static vapor feed electrolyzer system that has significantly simplified operation compared to traditional electrolyzer systems including the liquid water feed Oxygen Generator Assembly (OGA, Hamilton Sundstrand) being used for life support oxygen aboard the International Space Station, ISS. NASA has granted Giner $234,000 to test their prototype for robustness and performance during two separate parabolic testing (vomit comet) flights on the S3 Reduced Gravity Aircraft.
US Deputy Secretary of Energy visits Giner’s Booth at Hannover Fair
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, US Deputy Secretary for Energy (second from left), and Sunita Satyapal, Director of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office at the US Department of Energy (third from left), talk with Giner’s Hector Maza (second from left with back to photographer), Director for Business Developmentand Monjid Hamdan, Director of Engineering (first from right).
Giner at 2016 Hannover Fair in April
For the fourth year running Giner will exhibit in the Hydrogen Hall at the Hannover Fair from April 25—29 2016. Sales and Marketing VP Hector Maza and Engineering VP Tim Norman will each make presentations.
Giner On-site Hydrogen Generators to Power Fuel Cell Cars in California
Giner will supply two turnkey hydrogen generation systems to Hygen for installation at fuel cell vehicle refueling stations in California.
Jill Smith joins Giner Board of Directors
Jill Smith brings an exceptional experience base and record of achievement in international management in technology industries. Most recently she served as Chariman, CEO and President of DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE: DGI), a global provider of satellite and imagery products and services that she guided to a public listing.
Giner Tests Largest Commercial PEM Stacks at National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
Giner announced successful testing of 3 of its Merrimack stacks at NREL in Golden, Colorado. These stacks, the largest commercial PEM electrolysis stacks on the market, demonstrated performance at high current densities whilst producing hydrogen and oxygen at differential pressure.