Development deal scoops up vital expertise for clean energy tech business

CPH2, a green hydrogen technology and manufacturing company, has signed a development agreement with New Zealand-based Fabrum Solutions Ltd.

Fabrum is a cryogenic systems manufacturer for gas separation and hydrogen liquefaction. CPH2, based in Doncaster, has developed a Membrane-Free Electrolyser (MFE) for the production of hydrogen.

The development agreement has been executed for the technical development of the MFE. Fabrum will work with CPH2, and its existing industry partner Kenera Energy Solutions, to provide engineering expertise in support of design reviews, systems documentation and safety cases.

Fabrum will further provide technical support to accelerate the final development of the CPH2 technology, including subsystem development of the cryogenic gas separation and full system development.

This development support will be focused on the safe and efficient operation of the cryogenic gas separation system at a 1MW scale and at the expanded operation level up to a nominal 2MW scale.

Finally, while CPH2 undertakes the process of identifying and appointing a chief technical officer, Fabrum will supply it with the expertise of its current technical director, Hugh Reynolds, who will assist on a part-time basis in the role of acting chief technical officer for CPH2.

In addition, the CPH2 has executed a deed of variation to its existing supply agreement with Fabrum to allow it to purchase DPWG Cryocoolers for embedding in its MFE products on an exclusive basis.

Jon Duffy, chief executive officer of CPH2, said: “I am pleased that we are deepening our working relationship with Fabrum, the world leaders in cryogenic systems and hydrogen liquefaction.

“The collaboration between CPH2, Fabrum and Kenera, a global provider of innovative customer-centric solutions, will ensure we can utilise the broad expertise of all parties in the production of the MFE220.

“The agreements with Fabrum will lead to an acceleration to market of our MFE electrolysers and we look forward to working with Hugh Reynolds and his team and collaborating to benefit all parties.”

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