GKN Powder Metallurgy launches its new GKN Hydrogen business unit

May 12, 2021

GKN Powder Metallurgy officially launched its GKN Hydrogen business on May 11, 2021. The company’s unique green hydrogen storage technology, based on powder metal hydrides, is said to be the most reliable and secure system on the market.

GKN Hydrogen’s robust systems generate green hydrogen from fluctuating renewable energy sources, storing it compactly and safely in metal hydride over long periods of time. When needed, the green hydrogen can be used directly or converted back into electricity and heat for a variety of applications. The scalable system design allows for a high degree of versatility, from emergency power backup and off-grid energy supply to residential housing, maritime transport, and large-scale industry.

Peter Oberparleiter, Chief Executive Officer at GKN Powder Metallurgy, stated, “GKN Hydrogen is an incredibly exciting venture that will play a key role at the forefront of the energy transition. Using a state-of-the-art technology with far-reaching implications and extensive scope for development, we are helping to solve the issue of hydrogen storage and provide a clean energy for all that is green, safe and compact.”

“With the launch of GKN Hydrogen, its second business unit to focus on innovative technologies alongside GKN Additive, GKN Powder Metallurgy is strengthening its position as a provider of leading-edge technology solutions for the future,” he continued. “Leveraging the business’ world-leading position in powder metal solutions, GKN Hydrogen is pioneering safe, emission-free green hydrogen storage to help organisations and societies around the world achieve their carbon neutrality goals today, and in the years to come.”

“We created GKN Hydrogen after consulting with colleagues from across GKN Powder Metallurgy and are proud to be seen as an enabler for a decentralised, carbon-neutral energy supply infrastructure,” Oberparleiter concluded.

With its energy storage capacity of 260 kg hydrogen (4.5 MWh electrical energy), GKN’s HY2MEGA is the largest metal hydride storage on the market and well suited for energy supply applications where safety and compactness are crucial.

www.gknhydrogen.com

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