Man Energy Solutions acquires 40% of hydrogen tech firm H-tec Systems

EMEC hydrogen storage cylinders (Credit Colin Keldie)

March 26 (Renewables Now) - German manufacturer Man Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of carmaker Volkswagen AG (ETR:VOW3), Tuesday announced it has agreed to acquire a 40% stake in domestic electrolysis technology company H-tec Systems.

Financial details remained undisclosed. The agreement includes provisions allowing for the purchase of a majority stake or a full acquisition in the future.

H-tec will continue operating as an independent company. Man will receive two seats on its newly-established advisory board, while the current management team of the company remains the same. 

Man ES sees the partnerships as a strategic milestone and entry into the hydrogen economy, CEO Uwe Lauber stated. 

H-tec Systems develops hydrogen technologies and produces stacks and electrolysers for manufacturing hydrogen with electricity.

The remaining 60% of the company are held by local renewable energies project developer GP Joule.

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