The ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium subsidiary on Wednesday (March 2) unveiled its plans to exclusively supply its stack modules to Globe for use in the company’s fuel cell system.

Starting from 2023, EKPO’s stack modules will enhance Globe’s fuel cell design with maximum flexibility and efficiency.

Julien Etienne, Chief Commercial Officer at EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, said, “The agreement with Globe again demonstrates that our fuel cell stacks have a wide range of potential applications.

“EKPO already has the installed capacity to produce fuel cell stacks industrially, which is critical to support ambitious and fast projects such as Globe’s.

“Our stack modules offer the best combination of power density, compact design and light weight in the market. This package makes EKPO a reliable and innovative partner.”

EKPO’s NM5-evo PEM Stack platform is the technology in focus here, offering a durable and compact design that offers a high-power density.

Steffen Bäuerle, Managing Director at Globe, added, “The partnership with EKPO allows us to achieve even more quality and speed in the development of our XLP series for the intralogistics market.

“It is great to work with a partner like EKPO from the region and thus drive our GreenTech approach – made in Germany – with which we accompany the industry into a CO₂-neutral future.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.