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Enapter to supply AEM electrolyzers for 12.5 MW hydrogen pilot in South Korea

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Enapter AG has received an order from South Korea for the delivery of two AEM electrolyzers with a total capacity of 2 MW. The systems will be used in a 12.5 MW hydrogen pilot project on Jeju Island.

The demonstration project is supported by the South Korean Ministry of Industry and Trade (Motie) with 62 billion South Korean won (US $ 43.3 million), and aims to investigate and compare hydrogen production with different electrolysis technologies.

Among the five companies selected for the project, Enapter AG is the only technology supplier from Germany or Europe. The systems supplied are expected to produce more than 1,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year, according to the company. 

The installation of the two AEM Multicore electrolyzers in this project will be carried out by the company YEST, a Korea-based manufacturer of semiconductors and displays based on the latest high-precision technology, which has already been supporting Enapter as an integration partner since 2021. 

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, CEO of Enapter: "Korea is one of the world's leading countries in the field of green hydrogen. We are all the more pleased to expand our partnership with YEST and intensify our cooperation. This joint project is a building block on the global path to carbon neutrality." 

Speaking on the development, Jang Dong-bok, CEO of YEST, said, "With Enapter, we have a strong partner at our side. We want to further improve the competitiveness of green hydrogen and leverage synergies. The Korean government's initiatives provide us with a very good foundation for this."

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With the AEM Multicore, Enapter claims to have developed a cost-efficient alternative to traditional systems. This electrolyzer can supply around 450 kg of green hydrogen per day. By using several units in parallel, production can be expanded on an industrial scale, the company adds. 

Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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