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Containerised production of fuel-cell grade H2

South Wales, United Kingdom

Pioneer One is a containerised green hydrogen generation solution located in Baglan Energy Park, South Wales – the brainchild of Protium, Fuel Cell Systems (FCSL), Enapter and the University of South Wales (USW). Drawing on 40 of Enapter’s AEM Electrolysers, eight of our Dryers and our Energy Management System (EMS) Toolkit, it will help scale up and increase adoption of zero-emission green energy as part of the UK’s drive to net zero by 2040.

The system generates fuel cell-grade green hydrogen, producing 40kg H2/day. Initially, it was fed into green H2-filled storage containers (MCPs), ready to supply directly to customers for vehicle trials, usage in gensets and other smaller initial hydrogen operations. Now, an exciting demo of zero-emission public transport is underway in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea area of South Wales, with this locally produced green hydrogen fuelling an H2 City Gold electric bus from Caetano Bus UK via the HyQube refueller provided by FCSL.
Protium sees the project as proof of having reached the point where decarbonisation for industry is possible and that it can now focus on longer-term plans to scale up operations.

Electrolyser (AEM single-core) 40 x EL 2.1
Dryer 8 x Dryer 2.1
Operational since 2023
Energy Management System EMS Toolkit
Partner Fuel Cell Systems