The company, which is part of the James Cropper group, installed this specialized electrolyzer coating technology at their site in Schenectady, NY, in order to provide local production and support for North American customers. The line, which can support 600 MW of electrolyzer capacity, is now fully operational and its rapid installation and commissioning forms the basis of the future expansion plans.
The new line is based on the specialist coating technology that TFP Hydrogen has developed in Cornwall, UK, and has been specifically designed with scalability in mind to facilitate and respond to the exponential growth within the green hydrogen market. The line provides a blueprint for future TFP Hydrogen coating lines worldwide, supporting the electrolyzer manufacturing hubs being established globally as the technology adoption accelerates.
The company’s coating technology addresses the key material challenges in using titanium PEM electrolyzer components. It improves the performance and efficiency of the parts by reducing their interfacial contact resistance, as well as protecting parts from corrosion and reducing hydriding and embrittlement. The result is improved long-term component performance and durability as well as an increased system lifetime, ultimately lowering the long-term cost of green hydrogen production.
Commenting on the expansion plans, Dr. David Hodgson, Managing Director of TFP Hydrogen Products, said: “TFP Hydrogen is pursuing an aggressive innovation roadmap that supports the rapid growth of the hydrogen economy. Our investment in the US facility provides a local supply and technical ground support for North American electrolyzer manufacturers, as well as supporting a lean, short, supply chain, which enables rapid response to the significant demand increases the hydrogen sector continues to experience.”