Technology for hydrogen generation expected to go into production in 2025
Bosch has announced that it will be investing up to Euro 500mn towards the development of electrolyzer components under its Mobility Solutions business sector by the end of the decade.
When it comes to green hydrogen, Bosch is stepping on the gas: in the interest of effective climate action, the company is planning not only to use this new fuel, but also to be one of the companies producing it. This is why Bosch is branching out into the development of components for electrolyzers, which use electrolysis to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.
“We cannot afford to delay climate action any longer, so we aim to use Bosch technology to support the rapid expansion of hydrogen production in Europe,” stressed Dr. Stefan Hartung, Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at the presentation of the company’s annual figures.
“To do this, we will leverage our know-how in fuel-cell technology,” added Dr. Markus Heyn, Member of the Board of Management of Bosch and Chairman of the Mobility Solutions business sector.
In light of energy diversification, the move away from fossil fuels, and the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, demand for green hydrogen is growing rapidly, not only in energy-intensive industries such as steel, chemicals, and heavy-duty freight, but also in private real estate.
According to a report published by PwC, demand for green hydrogen across the GCC is expected to grow significantly in the medium term, reaching about 530mn tons by 2050.