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SAERBECK LANDS HYDROLYZER MANUFACTURER

October 15, 2020

CSM member Saerbeck in North Rhine-Westphalia has been selected as the site of electrolyzer manufacturer Enapter’s first electrolyzer mass-production facility. After considering over 100 potential areas for the manufacturing campus, Saerbeck was chosen chiefly due to its “100% locally produced renewable energy and its inviting infrastructure,” said chairman Sebastian-Justus Schmidt. The new facility will establish the North Rhine-Westphalia region as a hydrogen technology hub, producing a projected 100,000 anion exchange membrane (AEM) electrolyzer systems annually.


The manufacturing site will strive to be holistically sustainable, relying on Saerbeck’s existing solar, wind, and biomass plants and integrating zero-waste practices. Food waste will be sent to the local biomass renewable energy facility. The campus will also act as a center for recycling retired electrolyzer technology.


Construction is anticipated to start early in 2021, with electrolyzer manufacturing beginning in 2022.