Canada-based technology company Hydrogen Optimized has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Green Hydrogen International (GHI) to outline the terms for a proposed electrolyser gigafactory in the US state of Texas, the partners have announced.
The factory would manufacture Hydrogen Optimized’s RuggedCell water electrolysers for GHI, which plans to develop its 60-MW Hydrogen City green hydrogen production and salt cavern storage hub in South Texas.
The RuggedCell factory would be constructed in stages, with the goal set at 5 GW of electrolysers per year once Hydrogen Optimized fully ramps up production. Possible sites for the factory include areas in Austin, Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi, the companies said in a joint press release.
Under the terms, GHI would purchase the factory’s entire output for the first ten years of operation to meet the needs of the Hydrogen City project.
GHI has recently unveiled its plans for the Hydrogen City complex, aiming to eventually power it with 60 GW of wind and solar energy, and additional cheap grid electricity, to produce over 2.5 billion kilogrammes of green hydrogen per year. The hub would be centred around a hydrogen storage facility in the Piedras Pintas Salt Dome in Duval County, with pipelines leading to Corpus Christi and Brownsville where hydrogen can be converted into green ammonia or other products.
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