100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

Proton OnSite, member of EHA, on January 14 announced its commercial launch of the 1 and 2 Megawatt (MW) M Series PEM Hydrogen Generation systems. At the 2 MW level, the new M Series provides a 13x increase in hydrogen production compared to other commercial PEM systems. In combination with greater production capacity, the M Series reduces the capital cost per kW of producing hydrogen by over 50%.  “Proton OnSite is the only PEM electrolyzer producer with well over 2000 systems installed in more than 75 countries over the last 18 years,” said Robert Friedland, President and CEO of Proton OnSite. “It’s important to understand that a functioning PEM electrolyzer is not overly complicated to build, but the real challenge comes in making systems rugged and reliable for real industry applications. Proton is the only PEM electrolyzer company that has the installed base, experience and time in the market. This experience has been a key leverage point for us in introducing this system.” For more information click here.

“The launch of our M Series opens up many new market opportunities for us,” said David Bow, Senior VP Sales and Marketing of Proton OnSite. “This offers solutions to address energy storage needs that can affect increased productivity of stranded or underutilized renewable energy sources, helping to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, as many automakers have continued success reducing emissions through increased fuel cell based car sales, the need for larger capacity hydrogen fueling stations will be required and we are ready with our M Series product line to meet this need. The 2 MW unit can fuel at least 200 cars daily.” Navigant Research, projects the value of energy storage for wind and solar integration to exceed $30 billion worldwide by 2023.

Photo: Proton Onsite’s M1 of the new M-Series megawatt platform with the footprint of a 40’ shipping container is shown above operating at more than 200 m3 of hydrogen per hour. The M2 system operates at over 400 m3 of hydrogen per hour.