Sunfire starts construction of its R&D center

German electrolyzer manufacturer Sunfire is investing approximately €30 million in its Dresden headquarters, which is the manufacturing site for its high-temperature SOEC electrolyzers. Over the next five years, the company plans to build a state-of-the-art research and development center that will include prototype manufacturing.

Sunfire’s SOEC electrolyzers have already been installed at industrial partners such as RWE, Salzgitter AG, and Neste.

“When we start serial production, we will manufacture our SOEC electrolyzers at another site – just as we do with our pressurized alkaline technology. In Dresden, however, we will focus on the further development of our technologies,” said Sunfire CEO Nils Aldag.

New facilities are being built on the Sunfire site for prototyping and testing the systems developed there. Projects with industrial customers from all over Europe are also managed from the Dresden location.

Sunfire employs more than 500 people, 400 of them at the headquarters, and the number is growing. “Overall, we will more or less double in Dresden. This applies to both the number of employees and the size of the site,” said Nils Aldag. Detailed plans will be announced in due course.

Explaining the company’s commitment to the location, he added: “In Dresden we find excellent conditions for growth: Well-trained talent, a first-class research landscape, strong industrial partnerships and political support. That’s the reason for our expanded commitment.”

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