Plug Power, a hydrogen solutions provider, has commenced operations at the company’s new liquid green hydrogen plant located in Woodbine, Georgia.
The facility – which Plug Power is calling the largest electrolytic liquid hydrogen production plant and largest PEM electrolyzer deployment operating in the US – represents a notable advancement in the company’s build-out of a vertically integrated hydrogen ecosystem.
The plant is designed to produce 15 tons per day of liquid electrolytic hydrogen – enough to power nearly 15,000 forklifts each day.
“We have achieved a historic milestone for Plug and the entire hydrogen ecosystem,” said Andy Marsh, Plug Power CEO. “Bringing this green hydrogen plant online demonstrates that we are the leading builder of global hydrogen infrastructure for supporting customer demand in decarbonizing their operations.”
By utilizing eight 5 MW PEM electrolyzers, water is separated into hydrogen and oxygen. From there, the hydrogen gas is condensed into liquid form at -423°F and delivered to customers’ hydrogen fueling stations through Plug Power’s logistics network using the company’s cryogenic trailers.
The customers can then use the liquid hydrogen for a variety of processes, including material handling operations, fuel cell EV fleets, and stationary power applications in a variety of hard-to-decarbonize industries, such as heavy-duty transportation, heavy manufacturing, stationary power generation, and aviation.
Plug Power completed plant construction in 18 months – more than two times faster than the 3-year industry standard for hydrogen plants. By locating the plant near I-95 and I-10, the company has enabled easy access to commercial and industrial centers throughout the US.