Plug Power and Avina Collaborate to Decarbonize Commercial Trucking with Green Hydrogen

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a prominent provider of comprehensive hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, has joined forces with Avina Clean Hydrogen Inc. to establish a green hydrogen production facility that will cater to the commercial mobility sector in southern California. As part of this collaboration, Plug will deliver containerized proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer systems to enable Avina’s hydrogen production operations.

This strategic partnership aims to contribute to California’s ambitious climate goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2045. Avina will work closely with fleet operators and refueling station providers to supply green hydrogen generated by Plug’s electrolyzers.

Each of Plug’s electrolyzer units will empower Avina to produce up to two metric tons per day (TPD) of green hydrogen, totaling approximately 730 metric tons annually. Plug’s 5 MW turnkey electrolyzer, known for its industry-leading capabilities, boasts the largest outdoor solution with the smallest footprint available. This feature makes it more convenient and cost-effective to install compared to other alternatives.

Sanjay Shrestha, the Chief Strategy Officer and General Manager of Energy Business at Plug, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “Plug and Avina’s shared commitment to offset carbon emissions in hard-to-decarbonize sectors by deploying innovative green hydrogen solutions at scale makes this partnership a perfect match. With our cutting-edge electrolyzer technology and superior manufacturing capabilities, we look forward to collaborating with Avina, an agile partner, to accelerate the clean energy transition in Southern California, a trailblazing market for alternative energies.”

Plug will manufacture the electrolyzers using stacks produced at its state-of-the-art gigafactory in Rochester, N.Y., the world’s largest PEM fuel cell and electrolyzer manufacturing facility. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024, with the production facility anticipated to be fully operational by mid-2024.

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Vishal Shah, the founder and CEO of Avina Clean Hydrogen Inc., expressed excitement about the partnership’s potential, stating, “Avina is thrilled to collaborate with Plug on this groundbreaking green hydrogen project in Southern California, which lays the foundation for a long-term partnership. By leveraging Plug Power’s proven, highly efficient, containerized PEM electrolyzer units, Avina is well-positioned to provide a reliable source of green hydrogen to the commercial mobility and other markets in California.”

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