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Xelectrix Power and Proton Motor Delivers Self-Sufficient Fuel Cell Power Plant for Shell

By November 29, 2021 3   min read  (488 words)

November 29, 2021 |

Fuel Cells Works, Xelectrix Power and Proton Motor Delivers Self-Sufficient Fuel Cell Power Plant for Shell

Together with Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, a German expert for emission-free hydrogen fuel cells, the Austrian company xelectrix Power GmbH developed a revolutionary complete system that combines fuel cell and battery storage technologies. The system delivers 100 % GREEN energy with 0 % CO2 emissions.

This unique product in the power class of over 200 kW shows the potential when cutting-edge technologies are brought together. Both xelectrix Power and Proton Motor are extremely proud to have developed this world premiere.

The PM-H/LFP-240 system will enable the replacement of diesel generators – an increasingly important aspect with regard to the challenges of climate protection. This unit is designed as a stand-alone system, so that highperformance energy can be provided far away from the public grid but will also be used in Commercial and Industrial applications, especially where back-up is required.

The system has a fuel cell output of max. 129 kW and a system output of 240 kW. Battery packs with LFP cells with a maximum capacity of 240 kWh covering the corresponding peak load coverage and respective autonomy times.

Components of the Hybrid System Mounted on the Transport Platform

The core components of the hybrid system “HyShelter 240” are three Proton Motor fuel cell systems „PM Frame S43“and an energy storge system of xelectrix Power GmbH. The energy storage system builds up the stand-alone grid and supplies the changing power requirements of the consumers with an extremely fast response time.

“With our fuel cell power plants, we are making a decisive contribution to the success of a sustainable energy transition “, says Manfred Limbrunner, Proton Motor Director of Sales and Marketing, commenting on the trendsetting product novelty for Shell New Energies. It has been possible to combine the hydrogen fuel cell technology with the battery storage technology into a functional unit that produces 100% GREEN energy in this island application.

Fuel Cell Plant as a Power Plant With 240 Kw Output in a 20-Foot Container

The energy supply for the off-grid H2 refueling unit is provided by Proton Motor`s containerized hydrogen fuel cell power plant with a peak output of up to 240 kW and an integrated energy storage system for 400 VAC grid connection. Three proprietary fuel cell systems are used in the format size “PM Frame S43” with an installed fuel cell output of 43 kW each. The “PM Frame” systems can be operated individually or together to provide power in the range from 6 kW to 129 kW and, via the combined battery system, up to 240 kW of power to the consumers.

In combination with the electrical energy storage from xelectrix Power GmbH, which is also housed in the container, the necessary power and energy for the electrical consumer is generated. The cooler for dissipating the heat of reaction is located on the trailer directly behind the 20-foot container.

After the delivery of the self-sufficient energy arrangement, follow-up orders are planned for the “HyShelter 240” as a hydrogen-based fuel cell power plant respectively for other output variables.

Source: Proton Motors

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