Convion and Elcogen celebrate a key development milestone in green hydrogen production technology

Convion and Elcogen are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a ground-breaking field test for an industrial scale Solid Oxide Electrolyser system delivering green hydrogen at superior efficiency compared to incumbent technologies.

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Q Power and Convion Collaborate to Transform Biogas Plants with High-Efficiency Methanation and Hydrogen Technology, for Doubling the Output of Biogas plants

Q Power, a pioneer in the development of synthetic methane technologies, and Convion, a leading provider of solid oxide electrolyzer and fuel cell technology, have joined forces to develop an efficient concept for biogas plants to maximize the value of their assets. This collaboration harnesses the power of Q Power’s methanation technology and Convion’s hydrogen production and fuel cell technology to address the growing need for biogas upgrading. The jointly developed concept will be modular and fully scalable for biogas production facilities starting from below 1MW. Continue reading “Q Power and Convion Collaborate to Transform Biogas Plants with High-Efficiency Methanation and Hydrogen Technology, for Doubling the Output of Biogas plants”

SolydEra and Convion to jointly address growth in fuel-cell and hydrogen market

Pergine Valsugana (Italy) and Espoo (Finland), September 25th 2023

SolydEra and Convion announced today that they have entered into a global strategic partnership.

The agreement brings together SolydEra’s industry leading solid oxide technology and Convion’s flexible power generation and hydrogen production systems’ technology.
The energy sector plays a strategic role in every aspect of business. With a constant electricity demand rising, companies recognize the need to adopt more efficient and greener solutions to ensure competitiveness and proceed rapidly on the critical pathway towards the Net Zero emissions.

“Proven fuel cell power and hydrogen generation technologies are in huge demand. The gas to power generation (SOFC) market is expected to grow fast to 800bn already in 2040 and rapid growth thereafter. The Green hydrogen market is expected to reach 800bn already ten years later.” Martin Füllenbach, SolydEra’s Chairman and CEO explains. “Our partnership brings together market efficient solutions suitable for large commercial and industrial applications, both for gas to power generation (SOFC) and Hydrogen generation (SOE)”, adds Füllenbach.

“We are excited to partner with SolydEra to commercialize our innovative SOC systems together with such a highly recognized company in this field.” comments Erkko Fontell, CEO and co-founder of Convion. “This collaboration aligns perfectly with our technology and partnering strategies and will accelerate growth for both parties. Convion is committed to providing highly efficient and reliable solutions to power generation and hydrogen production markets. Through the partnership with Solydera we look forward to serving our customers with increased delivery capacity and with a unique combination of Convion systems technologies and the SolydEra’s SOC stacks.” explains Mr. Fontell.

ABOUT SolydEra:
SolydEra is a key world player in the market of Solid Oxide Cells, Stacks and Solutions, with an annual production capacity of 25MW SOFC (75MW SOE) on its industrial site in Pergine Valsugana, Italy. Its Solid Oxide Technology has a proven track record in the field and delivers best in class performance and durability in both fuel cell and electrolysis mode. The highly efficient solid oxide stacks can be integrated into systems from a few kW to MW sizes. The company has research & development and industrial manufacturing facilities in Italy, Switzerland and Australia. Its headquarters is in Trentino Alto Adige, Italy. The company is currently investing in all three of its business areas (Gas-to-Power, Power-to-gas and Power-to-power) to strengthen the technological base of all its related products with life-time improvement, stack cost reduction and overall growth preparation. Read more:

ABOUT Convion:
Established in 2012, Convion Ltd. is a leading fuel cell system developer commercializing solid oxide fuel cell systems for distributed power generation and hydrogen production in industrial and commercial applications. Our patented technology platform based on solid oxide fuel cells (SOC) products are designed for premium energy efficiency, reliability and operational flexibility. Convion provides its customers with sustainable power generation and hydrogen solutions for power security, energy independence and unparalleled fuel economy. Convion supports sustainable energy transition with high temperature electrochemical solutions. Solid oxide fuel cells at the heart of our power generating products are ideal for distributed power generation. Read more:

Download the press release here.


SolydEra SpA:
Francesca Gaviraghi
Media Relations
+39 0461 1755092

Erkko Fontel, CEO
+358 10 328 7360

Tuomas Hakala
Co-founder, business development
+358 10 328 7362   

Meet us at Hydrogen Technology Expo in Bremen

Convion will exhibit at Hydrogen Technology Expo 2023

Convion will exhibit at the Hydrogen Technology Expo in Bremen, Germany. The event, taking place at Messe Bremen from September 27 through September 28, is the world’s largest suppliers’ trade fair for hydrogen technologies, materials, components and engineering solutions.

Come and see us at stand 6E210 where we will be co-exhibiting with Elcogen. It will be busy two days and you may want to schedule a meeting in advance to discuss and learn more about our SOFC and SOEC products, recent advances, and applications for Convion’s fuel flexible mini-CHP systems as well as highly efficient SOEC steam electrolysers.

The fair is free to attend but you need to register for a free pass. We look forward to seeing you in Bremen!

Convion Successfully Delivers and Commissions the First SOEC System for Testing

Convion has successfully delivered and started operating the first high temperature electrolysis system at VTT’s Bioruukki test site. The electrolyser undergoes an internal test program to validate the system’s performance and operation. Delivery of the unit is connected to a VTT coordinated project E-Fuel, where green hydrogen produced by Convion’s SOEC electrolyser is used to produce electrofuels for transportation applications.

The delivery and commissioning of the steam electrolyser marks a major milestone for Convion in its development journey targeting at producing low-cost renewable hydrogen for industry. Rapid development schedule and successful commissioning are testament to the company’s strong and comprehensive background in Solid Oxide Cell systems’ technology, commitment to innovation, and striving toward sustainability. Compared to conventional electrolysis technologies, Solid oxide electrolysis technology makes possible hydrogen production at 25-30% lower electricity consumption, when waste heat is used for steam generation. Superior electrical efficiency and thermal integration make it well suited for industrial on-site hydrogen production.

Delivery of the first SOEC system based on Convion’s C250e platform is a key step in the company’s pursuit of commercializing large SOEC electrolysers to meet the growing demand for sustainable solutions for decarbonising industries. Convion’s high temperature SOEC electrolysis system is a central part of the integrated concept developed and constructed in the E-Fuel research project. The demo plant produces drop-in paraffinic transportation fuels through Fischer-Tropsch process using green hydrogen and sequestered CO2. The project brings together a group of companies representing the full value chain from hydrogen produced by renewable electricity and captured CO2 to renewable electrofuels and to fuel off-takers in transportation sector. The concept has a potential to improve total efficiency of the e-fuel production significantly, improving economics of a carbon neutral solution to otherwise hard-to-abate sectors such as aviation and deep sea shipping.

Convion And Shell Form Partnership To Commercialise Solid Oxide Electrolysers (SOEC)

Shell and Convion aim to produce renewable hydrogen by solid oxide electrolysis (SOE) at industry leading efficiency.
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Convion and Shell Global Solutions International form partnership to develop, validate and commercialise advanced Solid Oxide Electrolysers (SOEC) supplied by Convion. Convion will deliver a 1-MW electrolyser demonstrator to Shell’s Energy Transition Campus in Amsterdam. The demonstrator will be based on four Convion C250e electrolyser modules.

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Convion Signs a Financing Agreement with Nefco

Convion takes an important step ahead by signing a loan agreement with Nefco, the Nordic Green Bank. Nefco’s investment will help to scale up Convion’s technology and the manufacture of electrolysers for the green hydrogen economy. Nefco is a financial institution founded by the Nordic countries and it finances projects in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean water and sanitation, waste management, and cleaner industrial processes. Convion’s solution helping decarbonization of hard-to-abate industrial sectors, is well aligned with the scope of Nefco’s portfolio and we are happy to work together in bringing green hydrogen into the mainstream, and helping industries to wean from dependence on fossil fuels and feedstocks. The financing agreement with Nefco provides an important boost for Convion in its technology commercialization efforts.

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Convion to Deliver a Biogas Fuel Cell Cogeneration System to Biometaan OÜ

Biometaan Siimani site
Biomethane production site of Biometaan OÜ

Convion will deliver a biogas fuel cell system to Biometaan OÜ in Estonia. Companies plan to cooperate in Baltic region, where Biometaan is a leading producer of agricultural biomethane and biofertilizers. The first C60 unit will be installed at Siimani farm, where it will generate renewable power and heat from locally produced biogas. A behind-the-meter installation will provide clean, renewable energy for the facility’s own consumption and serve as a pilot installation. The system has nominal electrical output of 60 kilowatts, and over 20 kilowatts of heat. Preparations for the delivery are underway, and the system will be commissioned in operation in H2, 2022.

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Convion’s C60 fuel cell system creates clean energy and excellent reliability for smart micro-grid in Lempäälä

Convion C60 systems are modular co-generation units
Convion C60 SOFC CHP systems provide dependable power for a micro-grid in Lempäälä.

Lempäälän Energia’s unique LEMENE Energy Community project is like a national grid in miniature size. Convion’s C60 fuel cells play a major role in this smart micro-grid capable of self-sufficiency.

Lempäälän Energia’s energy community, LEMENE, is a key project of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, completed in 2019. LEMENE is an energy community in the Marjamäki industrial area that produces, stores and distributes electricity and heat locally. The energy system also includes a gas distribution network. 

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