Hydrogenics wind energy storage with fuel cell

Hydrogenics wind energy storage with fuel cell

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ISSN 1464-2859 January October2014 2010

Plug Power materials handling turnkey solution

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S-based Plug Power has launched GenKey, the first all-inclusive turnkey hydrogen solution for materials handling sites – incorporating fuel cells, hydrogen infrastructure, and maintenance services – which adds to the company’s hydrogen fuel cell portfolio centred on the GenDrive® product suite. GenKey will make it easy for customers wishing to move to a hydrogen infrastructure, by delivering a complete range of services to greatly simplify the entire process. Clients can choose any or all of the platform elements to simplify and suit their needs [see the Plug Power feature in FCB, December 2011]. GenKey comprises three separate elements: GenDrive hydrogen PEM fuel cell units, GenFuel hydrogen fuel and infrastructure, and the GenCare maintenance service. Plug Power provides full integration and deployment of the entire GenKey package for customers, to ensure a seamless transition to hydrogen fuel cell-based power for materials handling operations. The GenDrive fuel cell product line provides a comprehensive foundation for warehouse and distribution centre lift trucks. The fuel cells are a drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries, fitting into existing compartments on all major

OEM materials handling equipment. The new GenFuel component will support customers in the design and construction of an onsite hydrogen fueling infrastructure, either with retrofitting of an existing facility or via development at new facilities. GenFuel services include the design, procurement, commissioning, and maintenance for all the components required to dispense hydrogen without disruption to the customer’s operations. GenCare is an ongoing maintenance service for both the fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure. It includes advanced system monitoring, preventive maintenance, periodic system enhancements, parts inventory logs, and rapid-response onsite service. Currently Plug Power’s primary market is materials handling vehicles for clients like Mercedes-Benz in Alabama [FCB, September 2013, p3] and IKEA in France [FCB, June 2013, p8]. The company is also demonstrating fuel cells to power transport refrigeration units on truck trailers [FCB, December 2013, p3], and is participating in a new DOE project to develop fuel cell range extenders for electric delivery trucks for the FedEx Express cargo airline [see page 3]. Plug Power: www.plugpower.com

Contents Contents NEWS Plug Power materials handling turnkey solution

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Hydrogenics wind energy storage with fuel cell

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ROAD VEHICLES Hyundai FCEVs for Air Products, Air Liquide

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Ballard, Van Hool add fuel cell bus deployments

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MOBILE APPLICATIONS Linde MH, BMW launch H2IntraDrive project

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Plug Power extends FedEx Express trucks range

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Viessmann to use Still fuel cell forklift at its HQ

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US Navy underwater sub launches fuel cell UAV

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SMALL STATIONARY Whitbread UK hotel trials Baxi ene.field fuel cell

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ReliOn E-200 for low-power railroad, telecom use

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SAFCell power for Caltech solar toilet prototype

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LARGE STATIONARY FuelCell Energy 14.9 MW Dominion fuel cell park

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Foster Wheeler in AFC KORE platform evaluation

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PORTABLE & MICRO Neah Power unveils BuzzBar, BuzzCell chargers

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Intelligent Energy, Brookstone in US Upp launch

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FUELING Hydrogenics NL hydrogen station, fuel cell bus

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AngloAmerican, HySA for EHC&S technology

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ENERGY STORAGE ITM electrolyser adds hydrogen to German grid

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Mantra mixed-reactant fuel cell in energy storage

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FuelCon electrolyser testing for hydrogen energy

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COMMERCIALISATION DOE aids cost-effective fuel cell, hydrogen tech

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Hydrogenics wind energy storage with fuel cell

CFCL sells UK powder plant, raises $5 million

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DOE reports show US fuel cell markets growth

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RESEARCH

ntario-based Hydrogenics has been awarded a C$3.8 million (US$3.4 million) contract to supply a micro-grid energy storage application in Canada, in a large-scale combination of the company’s hydrogen generation and PEM fuel cell power modules. Hydrogenics expects to deliver this project in late 2014. The energy storage project will store surplus wind energy as hydrogen, using a Hydrogenics HySTAT60™ electrolyser operating at 320 kW of energy absorption. The hydrogen will be stored onsite, and

then converted back to energy when needed using a Hydrogenics HyPM-R200™ fuel cell system generating 200 kW of electric power. When complete this project will replace a current system that uses diesel generation, resulting in a much lower carbon footprint. ‘We believe that this project paves the way for larger clean energy generation and storage opportunities in remote communities, such as those in the Canadian North and elsewhere that are not connected to a broader power grid,’ says CEO Daryl Wilson.

Fraunhofer IKTS tests SOFC on sewage methane

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Stanford team watches fuel cell hydration

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FEATURES Putting your stationary fuel cell materials to the test: 3M

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Off-grid fuel cell power for CCTV surveillance cameras provides road network security: UPS Systems

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REGULARS Editorial Fuel Cells 2014 Science & Technology Conference News In Brief Research Trends

Hydrogenics: www.hydrogenics.com

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