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Plug Power to supply green hydrogen to Amazon

Plug Power signed a hydrogen supply deal with Amazon to provide liquid green hydrogen starting in 2025 to help decarbonize Amazon’s operations as part of its commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.

Specifically, Amazon and Plug have signed a deal for Plug to supply 10,950 tons per year of liquid green hydrogen to fuel Amazon operations. Using Plug’s electrolyzers, liquefaction capabilities and cryogenic tankers, Plug will deliver hydrogen to Amazon beginning Jan. 1, 2025.

The green hydrogen supply deal is a continuation of joint efforts between Amazon and Plug to expand the applications of green hydrogen beyond material handling. Since 2016, Plug has helped Amazon to deploy more than 15,000 fuel cells to replace batteries in forklifts across 70 distribution centers.

This deal with Amazon marks a growth opportunity for Plug and is expected to help the company toward its 2025 goal of $3 billion in revenue.

Plug has granted Amazon a warrant to acquire up to 16,000,000 shares of Plug’s common stock (Warrant Shares), of which the exercise price for the first 9,000,000 Warrant Shares is $22.9841 per share, which is based on the volume weighted average closing price of Plug common stock for the thirty trading days ending 23 August 2022, and the exercise price for the remaining 7,000,000 Warrant Shares will be an amount per share equal to ninety percent (90%) of the 30-day volume weighted average share price of Plug common stock as of the final vesting event that results in full vesting of the first 9,000,000 Amazon Warrant Shares.

Amazon would vest the warrant in full if it spends $2.1 billion over the seven-year term of the warrant across Plug products, including, but not limited to, electrolyzers, fuel cell solutions, and green hydrogen.

To keep up with the increasing demand of green hydrogen from Amazon and other customers, Plug is targeting 70 tons per day of green hydrogen production by the end of 2022. Plug remains on track to produce 500 tons per day in North America by 2025, and 1,000 tons per day globally by 2028, which expands the opportunity for further collaboration with potential customers, including Amazon.



Liquefaction consumes more than 30% of the energy content of hydrogen


I see a lot of H2 projects that don't make sense from an efficiency standpoint, H2 powered trains, long haul trucks, H2 FC cars and the such.
Are we missing something here; or, are H2 interests buying their way into creating the need for H2?

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