ElringKlinger joins Hydrogen Council

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), January 15, 2020  +++  ElringKlinger AG has become a new member of the Hydrogen Council. The Hydrogen Council is a global initiative of energy, transport, and industry companies. It is committed to establishing hydrogen as a central energy source of the future. ElringKlinger will contribute to this initiative its long-standing expertise in the development of fuel cell components and stacks for mobile applications.

The Hydrogen Council was launched in 2017 at the World Economic Forum in Davos and brings together companies from various branches of industry and key markets around the globe. As the world's first initiative of this kind, the Hydrogen Council has set itself the goal of establishing hydrogen as one of the principal solutions in response to the energy transition. The interest group is looking to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based technologies and applications.

"Our admission to the Hydrogen Council is a testament to our many years of expertise relating to fuel cells," says Dr. Stefan Wolf, CEO of ElringKlinger AG. "Together with other member companies of the Hydrogen Council, we want to drive forward efforts to develop and market hydrogen-based mobility applications."

ElringKlinger has been active within the area of fuel cell technology for around 20 years and serves the market as both a component and a system supplier. The Group's focus is on low-temperature fuel cells (PEMFC). Combining the benefits of high power density and highly dynamic power supply, PEMFC stacks are the perfect choice for mobile applications and – in conjunction with a decentralized supply of hydrogen – they are already a viable option for today's mobility needs.

ElringKlinger PEMFC stacks designed for integration into customer systems are available with an electrical output of 2 to 150 kWel. Stacks with peripheral components and system functionalities integrated into the end plate module are also available as an option. These features enable considerable simplification and cost reduction with regard to the fuel cell system. They are suitable for use in both passenger cars and light commercial vehicles such as forklifts as well as buses and trucks.

Alongside its proprietary fuel cell stacks, ElringKlinger is acknowledged in particular for its innovative fuel cell components, including patented designs for metallic bipolar plates and plastic media modules that complement the product range.