Bloom Energy hits 2 GW of electrolyser production capacity with new line
US Senator Tom Carper, center, attends the inauguration of Bloom Energy's new production line in Newark. (Photo: Business Wire)
Bloom Energy Corp (NYSE:BE) said today it has officially reached 2 GW of electrolyser production capacity with the inauguration of a high-volume commercial production line at its Newark facility in Delaware.
In the last decade, the company, which is the developer of a solid-oxide platform for distributed generation (DG) of electricity and hydrogen, has been manufacturing its Bloom Energy Servers at that very same facility. It has decided to make use of the fact that the Bloom Electrolyzer relies on the existing solid-oxide platform so as to streamline existing production for higher volume electrolyser output and thus cater to growing demand.
Bloom Energy claims that its high-temperature electrolyser consumes 15% less power than competing products when electricity is the sole input source. It is demonstrating the technology in cooperation with utility Xcel Energy and Idaho National Labs to harness nuclear energy and steam power. Moreover, LSB Industries Inc will showcase the electrolyser’s potential to decarbonise industrial and agricultural sectors. The technology is also in use in South Korea.
Earlier this year, Bloom Energy opened its USD-200-million (EUR 201m), multi-gigawatt production facility in Fremont, California.