Plug Power Announces Partnership with Chung-Hsin Electric and Machinery Manufacturing Corporation (CHEM)

By April 16, 2019 3   min read  (612 words)

April 16, 2019 |

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  • CHEM integrates Plug Power’s proprietary ProGen OEM hydrogen engine into its next-generation stationary power products

LATHAM, N.Y.- Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), a leading provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility,  today announced a partnership with CHEM, a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of electric solutions including motors, generators, switchgear, hydrogen generation and stationary fuel cell power systems.

Plug Power has begun fulfilling orders for its proprietary 5kW ProGen hydrogen engines to CHEM, which are integrated into CHEM’s next-gen stationary power products for grid support and backup power applications.

The ProGen hydrogen engine provided to CHEM, is an integrated fuel cell system that includes the fuel cell stack, power conversion, and controls in a single, pre-engineered OEM module. CHEM’s system integrates the ProGen engine with their innovative methanol reformer technology to enable on-demand power creation in a turn-key product. The CHEM reformer technology enables cost effective on-site power generation solutions to its core customer base in weak and off grid areas. The CHEM stationary power systems are targeted for use primarily in Asia, Africa, and India where reliable power is critical for a variety of communications and village power applications.

“CHEM is the undisputed leader in fuel reformer technology for stationary fuel cell power solutions, and by integrating our ProGen module, CHEM will have the ability to provide clean, stable backup power solutions in emerging markets where the electric grid is less robust,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power. “This partnership opens up new markets and geography for us. Beyond e-mobility applications, we’re continuing to develop solutions for stationary power applications, ensuring reliable next-gen stationary power to people across the globe.”

“CHEM’s partnership with Plug Power to supply its ProGen engine into our ME2 methanol fuel cell system enables lower product cost and improved performance to compete directly with diesel generators in telecommunications and rural electrification applications,” said Hal Koyama, CEO of H2 PowerTech, LLC a CHEM Group company. “This announcement is the first step in CHEM’s partnership with Plug Power, combining the technical synergies and product leadership of both companies to provide reliable, sustainable backup and primary power solutions to the large and growing markets for telecom and rural village power.”

The uninterruptible power supply (UPS) market is expected to grow to over $13 billion by 2025, according to Market Research Engine, and Plug Power will continue to directly serve the backup power market for communications and other applications through direct sales of its GenSure product line, in addition to the new partnership with CHEM.

About Plug Power Inc.
The architect of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power is the innovator that has taken hydrogen and fuel cell technology from concept to commercialization. Plug Power has revolutionized the material handling industry with its full-service GenKey solution, which is designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. The Company’s GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and serve a customer. With proven hydrogen and fuel cell products, Plug Power replaces lead acid batteries to power electric industrial vehicles, such as the lift trucks customers use in their distribution centers. Extending its reach into the on-road electric vehicle market, Plug Power’s ProGen platform of modular fuel cell engines empowers OEMs and system integrators to rapidly adopt hydrogen fuel cell technology. ProGen engines are proven today, with thousands in service, supporting some of the most rugged operations in the world. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future.

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