Klaus Ostermeier GmbH is entering the energy market with a new product by building a modular electrolysis kit in the 5-30 kW power range. Ostermeier GmbH purchases the core module, the stacks for its electrolysis, from Augsburg-based H-TEC Systems GmbH. They use stacks from the S30 series.

The modular electrolysis system addresses two market segments: the production of hydrogen to be used as a raw material and the storage of fluctuating renewable (PV) electricity.

Hydrogen is required for many applications in research and industry. Today, hydrogen is mainly produced from fossil natural gas and thus contributes to global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. Producing hydrogen by splitting water with renewable electricity is much more environmentally friendly.

Ostermeier GmbH’s electrolysis system is designed for two areas of application. Research facilities or companies that require hydrogen and currently obtain it from pressurized cylinders will be able to produce their own hydrogen on site as required in future. The costs for cylinder logistics and cylinder rental can then be saved.

The many operators of decentralized PV systems in the power range between 15 and 300 kWp, whose systems no longer receive EEG subsidies, will have an alternative for utilization. Electricity that cannot be marketed can be converted into hydrogen and thus made storable for longer time periods. In addition to reconversion into electricity, it is also conceivable to use it as a fuel for hydrogen vehicles.

The modular electrolysis kit is currently planned in the nominal output sizes of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 kW. Initial inquiries from pilot customers have already been received. Delivery of the first-generation devices will begin at the end of 2020.

Peter Ostermeier, Managing Director of Klaus Ostermeier GmbH, on the new product in the company’s portfolio

“It is important to me to make a contribution to a world worth living in in the future. I am convinced that we must therefore significantly reduce our emissions in general and, in particular, our CO2 emissions. Hydrogen is one possible answer to this problem. Hydrogen from renewable electricity is environmentally friendly and only water vapor is produced when it is converted back into electricity. The first logical step for us is therefore to bring a hydrogen production device onto the market. Above all, we want to offer a solution for the many decentralized PV systems that will soon no longer receive subsidies.”

About Klaus Ostermeier GmbH

Founded in 1978 in Eching near Munich, Klaus Ostermeier GmbH is the global market leader for premium waste, laundry and paper disposal systems. The portfolio of the company, which has been based in Schweitenkirchen since 1991, now includes a wide range of sheet metal and metal processing services. Since 2014, Klaus Ostermeier GmbH has held a majority stake in Phoenix Thermal Solutions GmbH, which offers convection ovens worldwide. Customers can always rely on the company’s expertise in planning, execution and service.


Electrolysis stack: Stack S30 from H-TEC Systems, © Klaus Ostermeier GmbH

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