New fuel cell powered trucks

New fuel cell powered trucks

Air Liquide and Plug Power develop hydrogen fuel cell forklifts.

Both companies will cooperate in the development of this energy technology and its application to the forklift market for europe, installing its joint-venture in France. Air Liquide will participate by means of its subsidiary Axane, providing the hydrogen; The technology used will be that of the Gendrive battery of Plug Power, together the two companies will be able to guarantee the manufacture and commercialization in Europe.

The hydrogen fuel cell forklift market is of all applications for this energy, which is having a stronger growth, its engines emit almost no greenhouse gas, also offering increases in productivity, Facility Savings and Great Flexibility. The hydrogen continues to position itself as profitable, reliable, and Green Energy. Its use is based on combining it with the oxygen of the air, reaction that produces electricity and emits only water.

In North america, some 2,300 hydrogen forklift trucks will be marketed in the year remaining, with the development potential of this market in Europe in some 10,000 units for the next three Years.