Nel ASA receives purchase order for a containerised electrolyser for sustainable aviation fuel production

Source: press release, 13 September 2022

Nel’s M Series PEM Technology makes for a reliable and turnkey solution with minimal maintenance – typical applications include renewable energy storage, industrial process gas, and hydrogen fuelling
Nel’s M Series PEM Technology makes for a reliable and turnkey solution with minimal maintenance – typical applications include renewable energy storage, industrial process gas, and hydrogen fuelling (illustration: Nel ASA)

Nel Hydrogen US, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has received a contract for a containerised PEM electrolyser from LanzaJet, a developer of biofuel technology in the United States.

Nel Hydrogen US has received a contract for a containerised PEM electrolyser to be installed at the world’s first commercial “Alcohol-to-Jet” production plant for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), built by LanzaJet, an innovative leader in biofuel technology. Production capacity, when complete, will be 10 million gallons of SAF and renewable diesel per year from sustainable ethanol, with 90% SAF and 10% renewable diesel.

“Nel Hydrogen is thrilled to be part of this ground-breaking project with LanzaJet. Electrolysers can produce cost effective hydrogen for green chemical processes, which we expect to accelerate in light of recent production tax credit legislation for low carbon hydrogen,” says Dave Wolff, Regional Sales Manager for Nel Hydrogen US.

“On-site green hydrogen production is an important component of our strategy to produce low carbon sustainable aviation fuel at our facility in Georgia,” says Jimmy Samartzis, LanzaJet CEO. “Working with Nel Hydrogen will enable LanzaJet to further reduce emissions in the aviation sector.”

The purchase order has a value of approximately USD 3 million, and the equipment is expected to be delivered in Q3-2023.