Fusion Fuel announced that it has entered into a commercial agreement with Duferco Energia SpA to jointly develop the green hydrogen ecosystem in Italy and select markets in the MENA region. A subsidiary of Duferco Group, Duferco Energia is focused on the management of energy production assets and marketing of energy services. The collaboration expects to leverage Duferco’s local sales network, knowledge of local markets, and deep shipping and logistics expertise to develop a pipeline of development opportunities and turnkey technology-sale projects.

The inaugural project under the agreement is a 1.25 MW green hydrogen pilot project to be developed at Duferco’s industrial site in Giammoro, Sicily. Fusion Fuel is expected to supply 50 of its HEVO-Solar trackers for the proposed project, which would be installed in 2024. The facility would produce roughly 46 tonnes of green hydrogen per year which would be used to power a molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) system, adding a unique and innovative aspect to the project.

Fusion Fuel works in the green hydrogen sector and is committed to accelerating the energy transition through the development of disruptive and clean hydrogen solutions. The company has created a modular, integrated solar-to-hydrogen generator, powered by a proprietary miniaturised PEM electrolyser that enables off-grid production of green hydrogen.