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Toyota Motor Europe integrates its Fuel Cell Technology into Energy Observer Developments’ Hydrogen Power Generator

By September 23, 2020 2   min read  (367 words)

September 23, 2020 |

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  • Toyota Motor Europe (TME) integrates its fuel cell module into a new Hydrogen application by Energy Observer Developments (EODev)
  • The project is part of TME’s wider strategy to supply fuel cell technology and promote clean hydrogen industry
  • The Toyota fuel cell system has the flexibility to be used across a diverse range of hydrogen applications

Last week, EODev demonstrated their GEH2 hydrogen generator, powered by Toyota fuel cell technology, for the first time. The GEH2 generates an output of 100KVA and can be used at events, isolated sites and in emergency situations. It is also suitable for fragile environments as it has low noise levels and emits zero emissions.

Toyota Motor Europe’s new project with EODev follows last year’s successful integration of the Toyota fuel cell module into the Energy Observer boat. EODev’s ambition is to deploy the learnings from the Energy Observer boat and provide sustainable hydrogen solutions across a diverse range of applications. Both companies share a common mission to raise awareness about the versatility of hydrogen and the transition to a Hydrogen Society.

The fuel cell module in the GEH2 generator, was developed around the existing hydrogen technology that already powers the Toyota Mirai. The total unit is packaged in a compact module weighing about 290kg and has a rated net power of 60kW with a peak net power of 92kW.

Thiebault Paquet, Director of the Fuel Cell Business Unit at Toyota Motor Europe: “We are very pleased to work with EODev on this new hydrogen application. It demonstrates that already today we can develop products that accelerate energy decarbonisation. This integration of our fuel cell technology reflects our wider business model of establishing partnerships to enhance the creation of a hydrogen society. We are constantly looking for opportunities, as our technology has the flexibility to be adapted for a variety of uses.”

“Projects come with Toyota technical support and the know-how to integrate the module into customers’ power applications. The Fuel Cell Business Unit at Toyota Motor Europe serves as the interface to guarantee the optimal use of the module. Toyota has been integrating their fuel cell technology into a variety of applications lately, including buses, trucks and boats.”

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