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AEDS wins EKPO gasoline cell stack contract | Automotive Business Information
Aachen-based mobility firm, AE Pushed Options (AEDS) has awarded EKPO an unique, multi-year contract to provide NM5-evo gasoline cell stacks.
EKPO Gasoline Cell Applied sciences is the three way partnership between ElringKlinger (60%) and Plastic Omnium (40%).
The order covers a deliberate quantity within the excessive double-digit million Euro vary. The stacks are designed to fulfill AEDS’s key standards of efficiency, sturdiness and clean operation and are to be fitted to supply automobiles as a part of the corporate’s system integration efforts, the purpose being to supply environmentally pleasant drive know-how in city areas.
Collection manufacturing of the stacks is scheduled to begin within the first half of 2022. The NM5-evo stack is the most recent addition to EKPO’s stack portfolio.
Alongside high-power density of as much as 4.6 kW/l within the cell block, along with the comparatively low weight, this features a high-power spectrum of as much as 76 kW in stress mode.
The Aachen-based firm equips automobiles for inner-city transport with eco-friendly gasoline cell techniques. Following the event of the Streetscooter as a battery-powered supply automobile by the corporate’s core workforce and its launch as a collection utility, AEDS is now utilizing its expertise to deploy fuel-cell-powered automobiles along with new mobility ideas in city areas.
Along with CEO, Tobias Reil, a former member of the chief board and head of manufacturing at Streetscooter, the AEDS workforce consists of shareholders, Achim Kampker, one of many founders of Streetscooter and Stefanie and Alexander Peters, managing companions of the Neuman & Esser Group, which covers the worth chain from the technology, compression, manufacturing and storage of hydrogen in addition to inexperienced gases.
In collaboration with different firms and establishments resembling TÜV Rheinland, the PEM Group and RWTH Aachen College, a next-generation mobility cluster centred round battery and hydrogen applied sciences is presently being created on the AEDS website in Aachen.
Within the area of mobility, the benefits of hydrogen come to the fore wherever idle time is expensive. Along with long-distance transport, this is applicable above all to the world of last-mile supply, that’s, purposes with an extended vary or cyclical operation.
Areas of use for automobiles embrace business and supply automobiles in addition to buses, but additionally industrial purposes within the cell sector resembling particular automobiles and supplies dealing with gear. As well as, hydrogen-based gasoline cell drives are appropriate for trains, ships, or plane.
Via its father or mother firm, ElringKlinger, EKPO has been pursuing gasoline cell analysis and improvement for round 20 years. The compact stacks are based mostly on proton-exchange membrane (PEM) know-how and convert chemical into electrical power utilizing hydrogen and oxygen.
EKPO gives stacks in varied configurations for integration into buyer techniques. Stacks with peripheral parts and system functionalities built-in into the media module are additionally out there as an choice. These options allow simplification and value discount with regard to the gasoline cell system.
Drawing on the system options of its father or mother firm Plastic Omnium, EKPO can cowl the worth chain of a hydrogen-based gasoline cell drive.
EKPO has an preliminary manufacturing capability of as much as 10,000 stacks per 12 months, which might be regularly expanded in step with its order consumption.
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