Industrial gases firm Linde says that it will build a 35-megawatt PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyser to produce green hydrogen in Niagara Falls, New York. The new plant will be the largest electrolyser installed by Linde globally and will more than double Linde’s green liquid hydrogen production capacity in the US.
Linde will build, own and operate the industrial-scale electrolyser and use hydroelectric power to produce green liquid hydrogen. The plant is expected to start up by 2025. Linde will leverage its existing liquefier and distribution infrastructure to supply existing and new customers. This project is the first of several electrolysers Linde expects to build in the US to address green liquid hydrogen demand.
“Linde is the largest liquid hydrogen producer in the US and this new capacity will increase product availability at a time of growing demand from customers across several end markets, including aerospace, electronics and manufacturing,” said Todd Lawson, Vice President East Region, Linde. “We will continue investing in green hydrogen projects to help meet growing demand as well as contribute to a more sustainable energy economy.”
Linde has the largest liquid hydrogen capacity and distribution system in the world. The company operates the world’s first high-purity hydrogen storage cavern plus pipeline networks totalling approximately 1,000 km globally, to reliably supply its customers.
Linde says it is at the forefront in the transition to clean hydrogen and has installed over 200 hydrogen fuelling stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants worldwide.