The operation of a 50,000 ampere RuggedCell™ unipolar electrolyser represents a breakthrough in large-scale green hydrogen production technology and a direct pathway toward the commercialization of single electrolysis modules rated up to 100 MW. The demonstration took place at Hydrogen Optimized’s High-Current Demonstration Centre in Owen Sound, Ontario.
The company will now focus on optimizing the RuggedCell™ design and scaling up of its technology – a doubling of the RuggedCell™ current rating to 100,000 amperes. This will enable single electrolyser modules up to 200 MW.
Since 2017, when Hydrogen Optimized launched its RuggedCell™ high-current electrolyser development program, the company has progressively scaled the maximum ampere rating of its technology. This has involved a technology development investment of USD 10 million, with another USD 12 million investment anticipated over the next three years.