The University of Stuttgart has ordered a fuel cell power plant from the Bavarian manufacturer Proton Motor Fuel Cell. The so-called HyShelter system has an output of up to 240 kW. The stationary and grid-autonomous H2 fuel cell is to be integrated into an industrial research site, where it will generate electricity and feed it into the grid as of the second quarter of 2024.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research had commissioned the University of Stuttgart to set up an H2-based industrial research platform. A total of 36 million Euro will flow into this platform over three years. The goal of the so-called WAVE-H2 project is to push the reduction of CO2 emissions in the industrial sector. The university includes the area of “Energy technology of the future”, where the potential of hydrogen for universal decarbonisation is a focal point.
The container power plant can supply mobile refuelling units for HGVs with electricity. Typical areas of application for the HyShelter system are off-grid or also grid-connected installations to ensure a secure energy supply where no or only insufficient electrical infrastructure is available or withdrawal of power from the grid has to be reduced.