New Vonovia Energy Center will Heat with Proton Fuel Cell Engine

By May 28, 2020 3   min read  (450 words)

May 28, 2020 |

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Puchheim near Munich— Hydrogen is the new coal in Bochum. The emission-free living of the future with renewable raw materials is given high priority in the Ruhr area as part of North Rhine-Westphalia. 

The Bavarian hydrogen fuel cell expert “Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH” ( ) is pleased about the latest order in the stationary application area. Germany’s leading housing company, “Vonovia SE” ( ), is planning a spectacular project and has ordered a 36 kW fuel cell worth around EUR 110,000 from the Bavarian engineers.

In the middle of the Bochum district of Weitmar is a settlement with 1,400 tenants. As the owner of the neighborhood on Bärendorfer Strasse, Vonovia will try out measures that will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions over the next three years. The current project in the heart of the Ruhr area with its historic coal mining is called “[email protected]”. In the test generation and heating of the future, those responsible want to use hydrogen as storage, geothermal energy, photovoltaics, fuel cells and heat pumps, among other things. For this reason, a 36 kW fuel cell was ordered from Proton Motor and is intended for the new glass energy center of the future. The machinery under construction is scheduled to officially open in summer 2020,

The internationally active Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH ( with more than 20 years of experience is Germany’s expert for energy solutions with cleantech technologies and is a specialist for fuel cells in this area. Proton Motor, based in Puchheim near Munich, offers complete fuel cell and fuel cell hybrid systems from our own production – from development and production to the implementation of customer-specific solutions. Proton Motor focuses on stationary applications such as back-up power and energy storage solutions as well as mobile solutions such as back-to-base applications. The solutions can also be used in the maritime and rail sectors. The product portfolio includes basic fuel cell systems, standard complete systems and customized systems.

Proton Motor is active in the stationary sector for customers from the fields of IT, telecommunications, public infrastructure and healthcare in Germany, Europe and the Middle East with power supply solutions for DC and AC requirements. In addition to the power supply, SPower also offers solutions for solar systems and a new product line for the storage of solar energy. The currently 75-strong Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH under the management of Dr. Faiz Nahab is a wholly owned subsidiary of “Proton Power Systems PLC” ( ) with headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The company has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2006 (code: PPS).

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