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Sunfire Secures €500M+ to Fuel Green Hydrogen Growth

Sunfire, a leading German electrolyser manufacturer, unveiled a significant financial milestone, securing €215 million
March 6, 2024

In a monumental stride towards advancing the hydrogen economy, German electrolyser manufacturer Sunfire has just secured a staggering €215 million in a Series E equity financing round, accompanied by a term loan of up to €100 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

With an additional €200 million accessible from previously approved grants, Sunfire now boasts a formidable financial backing of over €500 million, cementing its position as one of the most well-capitalized electrolyser manufacturers in the industry.

Sunfire's cutting-edge pressurized alkaline and high-temperature solid oxide electrolysis technologies stand as pivotal catalysts in the transition towards renewable energy, providing a scalable and efficient means of producing green hydrogen.

By targeting the installation of several gigawatts of electrolysis equipment by 2030 in large-scale green hydrogen projects, Sunfire is poised to claim a leading role in the rapidly expanding global electrolyser market.

According to Sunfire CEO Nils Aldag, this substantial financing round marks a significant milestone for Europe's hydrogen production and clean-tech industry, propelling the company's growth and industrialization plans to meet the soaring demand for electrolysis technologies.

The influx of new investors, including LGT Private Banking, GIC, Ahren Innovation Capital, and Carbon Equity, alongside increased investment from existing shareholders, underscores the widespread confidence in Sunfire's vision and capabilities.

The transaction, subject to regulatory approvals, is anticipated to conclude in Q2 2024, further solidifying Sunfire's commitment to spearheading Europe's transition towards a sustainable future.

In response to the investment, Nicola Beer, Vice President of the European Investment Bank, emphasized the pivotal role of scalable and efficient electrolysers in facilitating the green transition for energy-intensive industries.

Kevin Bone, Partner at Lightrock, expressed delight at Sunfire's technological leadership and the remarkable team behind its success, highlighting the immense opportunity that lies ahead for the company in accelerating the transition to a more sustainable future.

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