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Enapter receives major AEM electrolyzer order from South Korea

Enapter AG and YEST have received an order from South Korea for the delivery of two anion exchange membrane (AEM) electrolyzers with a total capacity of 2 megawatts. The systems will be used in a 12.5-MW H2 pilot project on Jeju Island. The demonstration project is supported by the South Korean Ministry of Industry and Trade (Motie) with 62 B South Korean won ($43.3 MM) and aims to investigate and compare H2 production with different electrolysis technologies.

Among the five companies selected for the project, Enapter AG is the only technology supplier from Germany or Europe. The systems supplied are expected to produce more than 1,000 tpy of green H2. The installation of the two AEM Multicore electrolyzers in this pioneering project for South Korea will be carried out by the company YEST, which has already been supporting Enapter as an integration partner since 2021.

With the AEM Multicore, Enapter has developed a cost-efficient alternative to traditional systems. This electrolyzer can supply around 450 kg of green H2 per day. By using several units in parallel, production can be expanded on an industrial scale.

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, CEO of Enapter, said, “Korea is one of the world’s leading countries in the field of green H2. We are all the more pleased to expand our partnership with YEST and intensify our cooperation. This joint project is a building block on the global path to carbon neutrality.” Jang Dong-bok, CEO of YEST: “With Enapter, we have a strong partner at our side. We want to further improve the competitiveness of green H2 and leverage synergies. The Korean government’s initiatives provide us with a very good foundation for this.”