Bloom Energy and SK Engineering and Construction will supply hydrogen-powered solid-oxide fuel cells and electrolysers to an industrial complex in Changwon, Korea.
The two companies yesterday (18th) said they won a competitive request for proposal under the RE100 program to supply the fuel cells and electrolysers to the facility run by the Korean Industrial Complex Corporation.
As part of the agreement, Bloom will supply 1.8 megawatts of fuel cells through a multi-stage deployment from later 2021 into 2022. The fuel cells will be the cornerstone of a microgrid that includes onsite solar and battery storage.
Bloom will also supply its solid oxide electrolyser cells (SOEC), which will be capable of producing green hydrogen via solar and battery, to the site in 2022. Green hydrogen produced by the SOEC will be used to power the fuel cells.
“SK E&C and Bloom Energy are paving the way toward a zero-carbon energy future,” said Jason Ahn, CEO, SK E&C. “With a projected domestic deployment of 8.4 gigawatts of stationary fuel cells, coupled with an additional 6.6 gigawatts for international export, Korea is trailblazing the hydrogen economy.”
“We are honoured to be selected by the Korean Industrial Complex Corporation for this inspiring RE100 project – a testament to Bloom Energy and SK E&C’s market leadership.”
KR Sridhar, founder, Chairman and CEO, Bloom Energy, added, “Since Bloom Energy’s founding, nearly two decades ago, we’ve known that our technology platform could play a critical role in the hydrogen economy.”
“When it came to hydrogen, the question was never if – but when. With emerging interest in the adoption of hydrogen, our commercial hydrogen strategy is on schedule, and the timing for market entry is right.”
“As the world’s most significant and influential consumers demand and conform to RE100 standards, we are well-positioned with our technology platform to lead in this massive global transformation.”