Plug Power to Accelerate Hydrogen Adoption in European Manufacturing Market
Plug Power to Accelerate Hydrogen Adoption in European Manufacturing Market
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, June 11, 2018

Plug Power is exhibiting its fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure solutions at Linde’s World of Material Handling in Mannheim, Germany

LATHAM, N.Y. -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, announced today that the Plug Power Europe team is exhibiting as a partner at the World of Material Handling conference hosted by Linde Material Handling in Mannheim, Germany, from June 4-15, 2018. Plug Power’s goal is to accelerate the adoption of hydrogen in the European manufacturing market by integrating its fuel cells into Linde warehouse vehicles.

After a routine qualification process, several warehouse vehicles including Linde’s P30C-FC electric tow trucks and E25-FC electric forklift trucks have been qualified by both Linde and Plug Power engineers for the seamless integration of hydrogen fuel cells. At the World of Material Handling conference, Linde is presenting that two of its new forklifts -- the counterbalance truck E20FC and the reach truck R20FC -- are fuel cell-ready. A full range of fuel cell-enabled trucks, from 24 up to 80V, are now available at Linde.

Through this, more small- and medium-sized prospects will have the opportunity to evaluate hydrogen for their applications. In addition, for medium-sized customers, Plug Power brings to the partnership the expertise of 20,000 deployed fuel cells and greater than 180 million run hours in mobility applications, including customers in Europe such as BMW and Daimler.

“We’re excited to co-operate with Linde, one of the leading material handling equipment manufacturers in the world, to accelerate the market penetration for hydrogen fuel cells across Europe,” said Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh. “We believe hydrogen has limitless possibilities for both industrial and on-road applications; our cooperation will help expedite bringing hydrogen power to electric vehicles in factories across Europe, reducing their emissions and driving overall efficiency.”

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. Learn more at www.plugpower.com.