Nel ASA receives purchase order for a 1 MW containerised PEM electrolyser

Source: press release, 27 February 2020

The Proton PEM Electrolyser provides fast response times and production flexibility making it ideal for hydrogen generation utilising renewable power sources
The Proton PEM Electrolyser provides fast response times and production flexibility making it ideal for hydrogen generation utilising renewable power sources (illustration: Nel ASA)

Nel Hydrogen US, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has received a purchase order for a 1-megawatt containerised Proton PEM® electrolyser from Trillium Transportation Fuels, LLC (Trillium). The electrolyser will be used to produce hydrogen for a fleet of fuel cell electric buses in Urbana, Illinois, USA.

“We’re proud to have received a purchase order for a megawatt scale containerised Proton PEM® electrolyser which will be used to produce green hydrogen for a fleet of up to 12 fuel cell electric buses at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) in Urbana, Illinois. Trillium is a true leader in providing alternative fuel solutions for transit fleets, and MTD is an exciting innovator in the public transportation sector, and we are honoured to work with both on this project,” says Steve Szymanski, Director of Business Development, Nel Hydrogen US.

The contract for equipment and associated services has a value of approximately USD 2.2 million, and the electrolyser will be delivered late 2020. The project is supported by the Federal Transit Administration and the State of Illinois.