Modular AWE hydrogen production boosts Frontier to Best-in-Show
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Frontier Energy says its modular alkaline water electrolysis (AWE) is the preferred tech to produce green hydrogen at its Bristol Springs Solar (BSS) Project due to its lower cost and technical robustness compared to other currently available technologies.
AWE has been available at MW-scale for longer than other leading technologies, including Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Electrolyser, and offers the lowest cost per kW of installed capacity, long-term operational stability and plant life.
Frontier Energy (ASX:FHE) also says it has been able to help pinch a few pennies due to the maturity of its tech and the use of precious metals within the PEM stack.
Plus, since hydrolyser plants are modular, the selection of AWE at this time doesn’t lock the company into a particular technology in the event of future advances.
Frontier remains on track to release both the Renewable Expansion and the complete Green Hydrogen Study by mid-2022.
“The global transition towards green hydrogen is evolving at an ever-increasing pace particularly in light of current geopolitics,” Frontier’s MD Mike Young says.
“What is really encouraging is that this will accelerate the evolution of the green hydrogen industry, which is already approaching parity on cost with diesel powered haulage systems.
“Given these changes, we are accelerating the development of our Bristol Springs Project as we aim to become one of the first commercial green hydrogen producers in Australia.”
Frontier has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global hydrogen experts, Nel Hydrogen (Nel) and ENGV, to assist in the development of the green hydrogen production plant and market distribution strategy.
Nel is widely regarded as a global leader in solutions to produce, store and distribute hydrogen.
And ENGV is a leader in the deployment of hydrogen technologies in Australia with a reputation of delivering high quality, multifaceted projects on time and on budget.
“The MOU with Nel and ENGV ensures that our green hydrogen strategy is carried out in the most efficient manner,” Young said.
This article was developed in collaboration with Frontier Energy Limited, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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