Green hydrogen firm completes key testing milestone

Jon Duffy, chief executive of CPH2

Clean Power Hydrogen said it has completed a functional test of a key safety feature of its electrolyser for Northern Island Water.

The Doncaster-based green hydrogen technology and manufacturing group said the test is a milestone in bringing its MFE110 membrane-free electrolyser, which produces hydrogen and medical-grade oxygen, to commercial production.

The test of the MFE110’s programme logic control (PLC), witnessed by Northern Ireland Water contractor Lagan MEICA, means its factory acceptance test can proceed to final stages. The PLC automatically operates the electrolyser during shutdown.

A factory acceptance test will be the first customer acceptance and validation of CPH2’s scaled electrolyser technology. The PLC can also be used for the company’s flagship 1MW system, the MFE220.

Jon Duffy, CEO of Clean Power Hydrogen said, “The successful test of the programme logic control; allowing for fully automated operation, signifies an important part of the MFE110’s journey to commercial production of hydrogen and medical grade oxygen.

“While the pausing of the FAT test in November 2023 due to issues regarding the shutdown mechanism were disappointing, I am extremely proud of the team for re-evaluating the important safety shut down measures, and successfully finding a solution which has put us back on track to completing the MFE110 for our customers in the very near-term future.”