16.5.2007: Meldung: Hydrogenics Corp:: Contract From MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG
Tuesday May 15, 6:30 am ET
Strong value proposition for auxiliary power fuel cell on board hydrogen ICE bus
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO----May 15, 2007 -- Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of hydrogen and fuel cell systems, announced today that it has received an order for a fuel cell auxiliary power unit from MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG (www.man-mn.com/en/en.jsp), one of Europe"s largest manufacturers of commercial trucks, urban buses, coaches, intercity buses and bus-chassis.
The fuel cell auxiliary power unit (FC-APU) will be integrated into an urban bus with a hydrogen internal combustion engine (H2ICE) that is being deployed in Berlin for the European Community"s HyFLEET:CUTE project (www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com). Current plans are for the FC-APU to be delivered and bench tested in the early fall of 2007 and fully installed on the bus by year end.
"Initiatives such as this have the potential to meaningfully accelerate the adoption of hydrogen energy for long-term sustainable mobility and we are very pleased to be working with others who are taking real leadership in this area," said Daryl Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydrogenics. "While we know that fuel cell engines are the most efficient engines to run on hydrogen, we also know that we need stepping stones to get us there. Taking a hydrogen ICE bus that is already clean to make it even cleaner and more efficient by integrating a fuel cell APU is an important stepping stone.
Capable of supplying passenger and driver air conditioning and other peripheral power units on board the bus, Hydrogenics" FC-APU is an alternate configuration of its HyPX Fuel Cell Power Pack product, primarily designed as a lead acid battery replacement for materials handling vehicles. The FC-APU is a hybrid system that incorporates the company"s proprietary HyPM-HD Fuel Cell Power Module rated at 16 kW together with energy-storing ultracapacitors for peak power of up to 30 kW.
Hydrogenics Corporation (www.hydrogenics.com) is a globally recognized developer and provider of hydrogen generation and fuel cell products and services, serving the growing industrial and clean energy markets of today and tomorrow. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Hydrogenics has operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
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Source: Hydrogenics Corporation