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Elcogen constructs new factory to fuel global expansion

The hydrogen technology company Elcogen recently announced the development of a new nearly 14,000-square-meter factory building near Tallinn, Estonia, where the mass production of fuel cells will begin.

Elcogen is the leading European manufacturer of technology that enables the delivery of efficient, affordable, green hydrogen and emission-free electricity. Construction of their new 14,000 m2 facility in Loovälja Industrial Park started in January 2024, with operations scheduled to commence in mid-2025.

The facility will deploy the latest technology, featuring customised, automated, and high-output production processes to enable mass manufacturing.

Developed with Maru Ehitus AS, the facility will expand the company’s manufacturing capacity from 10 MW to 360 MW. The new facility will substantially expand the company’s solid oxide fuel cell and stack (“SOFC”) and solid oxide electrolyser cell and stack (“SOEC”) manufacturing capacity.

“We are glad to scale up our production capacity and are proud that the new factory will be equipped with the latest available technology. This will significantly decrease environmental impact in terms of minimised air pollution, recaptured waste through a circular economy and use of residual energy from our process as well as self-produced renewable energy,” said Enn Õunpuu, CEO of Elcogen.

“This new cutting-edge facility will boost our manufacturing capacity and generate efficiency gains, leading to a remarkable 60% cost reduction. The scalability of our production technology will enable us to further optimise our cost structure and the factory will also serve as an industrial platform for our global expansion,” added Stefano Piscitelli, COO of Elcogen.

“The scalability of our production technology will enable us to further optimise our cost structure and the factory will also serve as an industrial platform for our global expansion.”
Stefano Piscitelli, COO of Elcogen

In April, the company announced that it had raised more than €140m to continuously develop and scale its market-leading solid oxide technology, which enables affordable green hydrogen and accelerates the energy transition.

The company stated that the funds would be used to expand Elcogen’s manufacturing capacity as it continues to build its new factory facility in Tallinn, which will have a manufacturing capacity of up to 360MW, to meet the increasing demand for its products and its continuous development program.

Maru Ehitus´s main focus is industrial real estate. “The new production facility for Elcogen not only gives us opportunity to use our experience but is also an interesting challenge; the building is very complex, there are high demands from the process side and it uses several modern technologies, such as the re-use of excess heat,” explained Margo Dengo, CEO of Maru Ehitus.

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