Asahi Kasei green hydrogen generator to slash costs

Asahi Kasei green hydrogen generator to slash costs

 Hydrogen generators, each capable of producing 10MW, are already being tested. The company is working on linking systems to make 100MW units.

The generators use electrolysis to make hydrogen from an aqueous potassium hydroxide solution. One unit can produce enough hydrogen each day to fill 850 fuel cell vehicles with 5kg tanks.

The company aims to lower the per-kilowatt price of the equipment to $430 by 2030, down from the current estimate of $1,730.

This will cut the current Japanese market price of roughly $95 per kg to $2.86.

Competition is coming from Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Siemens and Thyssen Krupp.