Fortescue inks electrolyser deal with US startup EH2

Two male Fortescue employees wearing high-vis workwear inspect electrolyser (EH2)
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Fortescue has taken the lead investor role in US startup Electric Hydrogen’s (EH2) US$380 million Series C funding round while also inking a framework procurement agreement to secure 1GW of EH2’s electrolyser systems for Fortescue’s green hydrogen projects.

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EH2’s complete 100MW electrolyser systems produce green hydrogen from renewable electricity and water at large scale. Each EH2 electrolyser system can make nearly 50 tons of green hydrogen per day at transformational low cost.

Fortescue Energy CEO Mark Hutchinson said, “Fortescue is committed and focused on supporting the rapid scaling of green technology to help heavy industry decarbonise and producing green hydrogen at scale is integral to that. Right now there are not enough electrolysers in the world to support the amount of green hydrogen we are set to produce.

That is why we are partnering with other world leaders in this space to secure our green energy supply chain, and we’re excited to invest and secure capacity with Electric Hydrogen to help us achieve our goals.”

“Electric Hydrogen, just like Fortescue, is working at the speed and scale necessary to help deliver green hydrogen projects around the world and stop the need for fossil fuels. We are looking forward to working together.”

EH2 CEO and co-founder Raffi Garabedian said, “Electric Hydrogen and Fortescue share an ambition to achieve large-scale, low-cost production of green hydrogen globally as soon as possible. We want to make fossil-free hydrogen an economic inevitability for fertiliser producers, steelmakers, chemical companies and other critical industries that have no other option to decarbonise.

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“Our team is excited to begin building and commissioning our leading electrolyser technology at Fortescue project sites to deliver on that commitment”.

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