Enapter receives Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition’ grant

Grant earmarked for use in research and development at Enapter’s Pisa, Italy plant – in the field of dry cathodes for hydrogen production.

Enapter AG has been awarded €984,000 for further development and research on the AEM Electrolyser as part of a call for proposals from the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MiTE) in Italy.

Specifically, Enapter plans to use the non-repayable grant to optimise and industrialisation the dry cathodes for AEM Electrolysers. The corresponding research & development will take place at the Enapter plant in Pisa. The knowledge gained from this will be used to, among other things, further optimise the AEM Electrolyser mass production process currently being set up at Enapter’s plant in Saerbeck, Germany.

Enapter plans to have a production capacity of up to 10,000 AEM green hydrogen generators per month in Saerbeck from 2023, after a test and start-up period.

In total, the MiTE is providing funding of €50 million for various projects from the National Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan. Of this, €20 million will be used for projects of public research institutions. An extra €30 million will be distributed to a total of 15 companies with their own projects in the field of hydrogen technology.

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, Founder and CEO of Enapter, said, “We were overjoyed that Enapter’s proposal received the most points of any in the national grant competition and are very pleased about this support from Italy. This motivates us even more to promote the further development of our location in Pisa. Both our sites, in Germany and in Italy, will complement each other excellently in the future. Ultimately, the aim is to make a significant contribution to decarbonisation with our AEM Electrolysers.”

Zohaib Ali

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