"Proton OnSite's PEM electrolyzer is a tried and tested technology. It will help the H2Mobility project become a blueprint for other nations’ efforts to develop lasting hydrogen energy infrastructures.”
Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
Proton OnSite has been chosen to install an on-site hydrogen generator at one of the first hydrogen fuel cell stations in Germany’s new nationwide H2Mobility refueling network.
Connecticut-based Proton OnSite won a highly competitive application process to install a C-Series proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer in the new station in Hamburg, Germany as part of the overall solution being provided by H2 Logic. The PEM electrolyzer will be partially powered by renewable energy sources and is expected to be in operation in late summer or early Fall.
The station is owned and operated by a major European infrastructure provider and is part of a planned 50 station network in the country by 2015, as part of the previously announced €350 million H2Mobility Germany initiative. The fueling station will be fueling a variety of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCV).
This is the second U.S.-made Proton OnSite hydrogen generator to be delivered for vehicle fueling in Germany. In 2012, a Proton electrolyzer was installed at Fraunhofer ISE’s solar-powered refueling station in Freiburg as part of Baden-Württemberg's Environment Ministry’s hydrogen refueling project.
The refueler is a collaboration between the qualified teams at Proton OnSite and Denmark-based H2 Logic. H2 Logic is a leading manufacturer of H2Station® CAR-100 hydrogen refueling stations. Mark Schiller, Vice President of Business Development with Proton OnSite noted that the successful partnership between the firms is an example of Proton OnSite’s commitment to working with world-class integrators of hydrogen refueling technology.
“Proton OnSite is proud to be a part of Germany’s efforts to create a nationwide hydrogen refueling network over the next decade,” said Schiller. “We were chosen because of our experience with PEM electrolysis and the global reputation that our products have earned in many different commercial, industrial, and emerging market applications. It’s a tried and tested technology, and will help the H2Mobility project become a blueprint for other nations’ efforts to develop lasting hydrogen energy infrastructures.”
Jacob Krogsgaard, Managing Director of H2 Logic said: “We look forward to supplying our H2Station CAR-100 to Hamburg. This will be a good opportunity to showcase our products in Germany. Further, it strengthens our collaboration with a key stakeholder in roll-out and operation of hydrogen refueling stations.”
The electrolyzer in Hamburg will use the same C-Series electrolyzer platform as the SunHydro commercial fueling station in Wallingford, Connecticut, which opened in October 2010. Proton OnSite estimates that the station has dispensed more than 8000 kg of hydrogen, and completed more than 2,000 fills, resulting in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles being driven over 50,000 miles since its launch in October 2010 through January 2014. More than 95 percent of the fills were 700 bar/10000 psi H70 “fast fills” of three minutes or less using SAE TIR J2601 and OEM fill protocols.
Proton OnSite has also installed C-Series electrolyzers in refueling stations in Flint, Michigan, Emeryville, California and multiple locations in Hawaii and internationally.
“Proton OnSite is excited to continue working with our European partners to provide industry-leading PEM technology to refueling station providers in Germany,” added Schiller. “Proton OnSite will continue to be at the forefront of Europe’s shift towards hydrogen energy.”
About Proton OnSite
Proton OnSite is a global leader in the design and manufacture of hydrogen energy and innovative gas solutions. Since 1996, it has been developing and applying hydrogen technology in creative and practical ways that best meet the diverse requirements of its customers. More recently, it has expanded its product offerings to include nitrogen, air and oxygen generators. It has also expanded its services to include packaged solutions incorporating tanks, compressors and other ancillary equipment. Its advanced proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis systems coupled with its uncompromising attention to excellence and quality enables Proton OnSite to deliver, install and support gas generation units on every continent. For more information, visit http://www.protononsite.com.