US-based Cummins to build 1GW hydrogen electrolyser factory in China with state-owned oil giant Sinopec

US-based electrolyser maker Cummins has formed a joint venture with Chinese state-owned oil giant Sinopec — to be known as Cummins Enze — which will build a 1GW PEM electrolyser factory in southern China.

The $47m plant in Foshan, Guangdong province, will initially have an annual production capacity of 500MW upon completion in 2023, which will be gradually increased to reach 1GW by 2028.

It is noteworthy that the new entity will produce electrolysers with PEM technology — proton exchange membrane or polymer electrolyte membrane — rather than standard alkaline models.

“China’s embrace of green hydrogen is a breakthrough for the planet, and Cummins and Sinopec joining together to realize the potential of green hydrogen is a huge leap forward for scaling our innovative PEM electrolyzer systems,” said Amy Davis, vice-president and president of new power at Cummins.

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