Exterior view HORIBA eHUB - Company building HORIBA FuelCon

HTEL-Stacks - Project meeting in Magdeburg-Barleben

Hydrogen lead project: H2Giga

Group photo of the participants of the lead project H2Giga

Serial production of electrolyzers is the biggest goal for meeting Germany's demand for green hydrogen. The H2Giga flagship project is dedicated to achieving this goal, bringing together established electrolyzer manufacturers with suppliers from various technology sectors as well as research institutions and universities to further develop existing electrolysis technologies.

The following technologies are to be brought into series production:

  • PEM electrolysis
  • Alkaline electrolysis (AEL)
  • High-temperature electrolysis (HTEL)



Various project groups are working on the H2Giga flagship project. HORIBA FuelCon participates in the joint project "HTs: HTEL-Stacks - Ready for Gigawatt", which pursues the upscaling of high-temperature electrolysis (HTEL) to megawatt scale. On May 09 and 10, HORIBA FuelCon hosted the latest H2Giga HTEL Stacks project meeting. At HORIBA eHUB we welcomed representatives of our collaborative partners SunFire GmbH, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, University of Bayreuth, DLR, EIfER, Kerafol Keramische Folien GmbH & Co. KG and XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH in Magdeburg-Barleben for a topical exchange with a view to upscaling from small-scale to large-scale production. Dr. Ingo Benecke, member of the management board at HORIBA FuelCon, sums up "The interesting presentations and discussions in the working groups show the progress made in the industrialization of the production of electrolysis stacks and systems". With more than 20 years of experience in electrolysis and fuel cell technology, HORIBA FuelCon is an experienced partner in the field of issues related to the industrialization of HTEL cells and stacks.

Project data

Time period: 05/2021 – 03/2025
Funding source: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Further information on the H2Giga flagship project and other collaborative projects are listed on the official website of the Ministry of Education & Research: www.wasserstoff-​leitprojekte.de/leitprojekte/h2giga