The AEM Multicore is a cost-effective alternative to conventional megawatt-class electrolysers. It features 420 core modules – so-called ‘AEM stacks’. These are combined into a total system that can produce around 450 kilogrammes of green hydrogen per day with a purity of 99.999%. By scaling up many small units into one large system, Enapter can significantly reduce the cost of green hydrogen.
Hydrogen Tech World understands that Enapter is already experiencing very good demand for the AEM Multicore. Orders have already been received from Europe, Asia and North America. 2023 will see the company focus on the construction of the first commercial AEM Multicore systems, while pre-series maturity is expected to be reached from 2024. In the medium term, the megawatt electrolyser will be produced in series at the Enapter Campus in the German climate community of Saerbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia.
Facilities for production, research and development as well as administration are being set up on the Enapter Campus, which covers more than 80,000 square metres. The research and development team has already started operations on site. Energy supply for the Enapter Campus, including all future production facilities, is covered entirely by renewable energy. To achieve complete energy self-sufficiency independent of the grid, photovoltaic systems will be used on the Enapter Campus, as well as green electricity from solar, wind and biomass plants at the nearby Saerbeck Bioenergiepark. The waste heat from the biogas plants at the Bioenergiepark will, among other things, support the heating of the buildings on the Enapter Campus.
Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, CEO of Enapter, said: “We are very pleased to present our AEM Multicore to the public today. With the Multicore production on the Enapter Campus, we are taking a giant step towards circular production as well as cost optimisation of electrolysers. With our AEM technology, we will make hydrogen cheaper than fossil fuels in the next few years. The demand for our products is enormous: We are already the world’s largest producer of electrolysers in terms of unit numbers. We are confident about our further development and look forward to helping shape a green future.”