Estonian Hydrogen Company to Expand Manufacturing Capacity

Estonian manufacturer Elcogen has announced the development of a new factory in Tallinn. The new facility will expand the company’s manufacturing capacity by 350 MW.

Elcogen will substantially expand the company’s solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and stack and solid oxide electrolyser cell and stack (SOEC) manufacturing capacity.

Construction of the new 14000 m2 facility in Loovälja Industrial Park started in January 2024. Operations are scheduled to commence in mid-2025. Developed with Maru Ehitus AS, the facility will expand Elcogen’s manufacturing capacity from 10 MW to 360 MW.

The facility will include the latest available technology

The facility will deploy the latest technology, featuring customised, automated, and high-output production processes. Elcogen plans to enable mass manufacturing of the market’s most efficient solid oxide fuel cell and electrolyser cells and stacks. The company aims to reinforce its leading position in SOFC and SOEC technology.

Enn Õunpuu, CEO of Elcogen: “We are glad to scale up our production capacity. We are proud that the new factory will have 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, and self-produced renewable energy.”

Stefano Piscitelli, COO of Elcogen, added: “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 optimise our cost structure further. The factory will also serve as an industrial platform for our global expansion.”

Employees are promised the best working environment in a state-of-the-art factory

Elcogen promises to maintain the best health and safety conditions. The company noted a high level of automation, customised production equipment, and a state-of-the-art facility. ESG is a key pillar of Elcogen’s strategy and values. The company implements a top-down approach to establish best-practice processes throughout the organisation.

Founded in 2001, Elcogen manufactures clean energy technology that delivers affordable green hydrogen and emission-free electricity. 

‘’We are a European business with a proud Estonian heritage and a global customer network delivering flexible core solid oxide technology,’’ mentioned in Elcogen’s official press release. The company has its registered office in the UK. However, the manufacturing facilities are in Estonia and Finland, serving 160 customers in 30 countries.

Elcogen develops and supplies the technology that allows a transition from fossil fuels. The company is focused on driving net-zero ambitions forward with a core, reversible technology. Elcogen aims to convert fuel sources into emission-free energy and eventually green hydrogen.

The company believes that their SOFC and SOEC technology offers an efficient solution to green hydrogen production. It reduces commercial costs so customers can deliver affordable energy solutions to meet net-zero targets.