On September 24, in Aksai, Kazakhstan, the Italian start-up Hydorghen inaugurated a green hydrogen electrolyzer. It was the first electrolyzer that Hydorghen exported to the Asian country.
Hydorghen, a start-up based in the Marche region of Italy, designs, supplies, installs and maintains systems consisting of electrolyzers, fuel cells, and hydrogen-powered electric generators.
The inauguration ceremony took place at the headquarters of Green Spark Limited, a Kazakhstan-based company active in the renewable energy sector. According to the news website Hydronews, the electrolyzer installed by Hydorghen is the first active one in Kazakhstan.
Several guests representing many companies also attended the event. Hydorghen CEO and entrepreneur Davide Marini intervened via videoconference.
The Italian ambassador to Kazakhstan, Marco Alberti, also congratulated Hydorghen on the achievement, which he defined as a “triumph of Italian excellence.”
“In Kazakhstan, Italy is present and innovates. The first hydrogen molecules in Central Asia will be a little bit Italian. Italy is this: big companies but also dynamic and innovative start-ups. We are important players in the traditional energy field but also in the energy transition,” the ambassador wrote on his LinkedIn profile.
Two local companies, Green Spark and KMG Engineering, will use the high-efficiency electrolyzer installed by Hydorghen to conduct research and development tests for the production and use of green hydrogen.
Kazakhstan is investing heavily in renewable energy: according to Energy Minister Bolat Akchulakov, the country will complete 53 projects by 2025, including 19 hydropower plants, 23 wind farms, and seven solar power plants.
Within this framework, green hydrogen plays an important role: Kazakhstan aims to install 30 GW of hydrogen electrolyzers, which will be able to produce about three million tons of green hydrogen each year.
These investments represent an opportunity for Italian companies, appreciated abroad for their reliability and high-level technology and know-how.