The proton exchange membrane (PEM) will be supplied to Maximator, a compressor manufacturer that is building a one megawatt facility in Wuppertal to produce hydrogen for 10 new fuel cell buses operated by WSW, the local public transit company.
Surplus energy generated by a local waste incinerator will be used to power the electrolyzer and generate the hydrogen. The Hydrogenics system will be delivered during 2019 and produce over 400 kilograms of hydrogen per day.
“We are pleased that our advanced PEM electrolyzers continue to be chosen for important and high-profile city transit applications such as this,” said Daryl Wilson, President and CEO of Hydrogenics. “Whether providing clean fuel for buses in Germany or elsewhere, Hydrogenics continues to be a leader across the hydrogen-powered, heavy-duty mobility landscape.”
Rene Himmelstein, Vice President of Maximator, added, “We are very proud to be able to carry out such a promising and market-leading project in the hydrogen sector. With Hydrogenics, we are building on a supplier who can deliver reliable electrolyzer technology for this major project.”
Hydrogenics, based in Mississauga, Ontario, supplies hydrogen generation, energy storage and hydrogen power modules around the world and has manufacturing sites in Germany, Belgium and Canada as well as service centres in Russia, Europe, the US and Canada.