Vision

At Nel, our vision is all about ‘Empowering generations with clean energy forever’. Our technology allows people and businesses to make everyday use of hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe.

Mission

We deliver optimal solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy.

Values

We believe simplicity is key. This can be a real challenge when dealing with complex technologies, but we believe being a customer of Nel should be simple, with a complete solution that meets your requirements. We value technology that is easy to operate, has a long lifetime, low cost of ownership, and is hassle-free for the end user. Simplicity is the guiding star in our business and values:

Commitment

We put our hearts into what we do and are uncompromising when it comes to safety and product excellence.

Honesty

We do what we say and are open about what we do.

Boldness

We lead the way in our industry, accelerating the energy transition; turning what used to be impossible into reality.

Our business

Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Our roots date back to 1927, and since then, we have had a proud history of  development and continuous improvement of hydrogen technologies. Today, our hydrogen solutions cover the entire value chain from hydrogen production technologies to  hydrogen fueling stations, enabling industries to transition to green hydrogen, and providing all fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as fossil-fueled vehicles – without the emissions.

Context

Why we believe renewable hydrogen will be number 1 in the future:

  • The world needs a new energy carrier to replace oil and gas
  • Hydrogen is the element with the highest energy density
  • Through electrolysis hydrogen can be produced from water and renewable energy
  • Access to renewable energy is practically infinite
  • The electric grids do not have the capacity to handle the entire future energy demand alone
  • The demand for stable energy supply diverge from the fluctuating nature of renewable energy production in general
  • Large scale introduction of renewable energy is dependent on energy storage solutions

Timeline

1927

The first small electrolyser installation at Norsk Hydro, Notodden, Norway. Testing for pure hydrogen to fertilizer production

1927
1940

The largest installation in the world of water electrolysers at Rjukan, Norway, with a total hydrogen production capacity exceeding 30.000 Nm3/hour, from hydropower

1940
1953

Starts up a second large scale hydropowered electrolyser plant for supplying hydrogen to ammonia production, in Glomfjord, Norway

1953
1959

Complete redesign of the electrolyser unit, forming the basis for today’s atmospheric electrolyser from Nel

1959
1974

Our renowned electrolyser technology made available for other companies and other industries

1974
1988

The world’s first electrolyser supplier to provide non-asbestos alkali electrolysers

1988
2001

Our first pressurised electrolyser introduced to the market

2001
2003

Nel opens the world’s first publicly available hydrogen fueling station in Reykjavik, Iceland

2003
2014

Nel becomes the first 100% dedicated hydrogen company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange

2014
2015

Nel acquires H2 Logic, adding world leading hydrogen fueling technology to the product portfolio

2015
2016

Initiates construction of the world’s largest manufacturing plant for hydrogen fueling stations, with a capacity of 300 units per year

2016
2017

Nel acquires Proton OnSite, adding world leading PEM electrolysis technology to product portfolio, becoming the world’s largest electrolyser company

2017

Nel group management

Board members

Company structure

Nel ASA

Electrolyser

Fueling

Did you know?

Hydrogen is amazing

  • You can drive up to 130 km with one kg of hydrogen
  • One kg of hydrogen replaces 10 liters of diesel/petrol
  • Hydrogen cars emit nothing but pure water