Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB says it has now delivered the first prototype of its 100 kW PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack for a truck application to a European transport company.
According to the company, the PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack is based on the platform developed by PowerCell together with partners in the Autostack Core project, and it has now been delivered to a transport company in Europe for application in a distribution truck.
“The customer’s chose of our stack shows that the PowerCell S3 characteristics are unique and the demand for our clean energy solutions increases, although the order has a limited impact on the current year’s results,” says Per Wassén, CEO of PowerCell Sweden AB.
PowerCell says its new platform compliments the other fuel cell stack platforms PowerCell S1 (1 kW-5 kW) and PowerCell S2 (5 kW-25 kW), as it covers a larger power range from 20 kW up to 100 kW, except that this platform is designed to use only pure hydrogen as a fuel. The fuel cells are also designed to handle the reformed hydrogen from biogas, natural gas, biodiesel or standard diesel.
The company goes on to say the PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack uses proton exchange membrane technology, which is the most common technology used today, due to its dynamic characteristics enabling full output power within seconds.