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PowerCell receives fuel cell systems order from global ag equipment manufacturer

Swedish hydrogen fuel cell technology developers PowerCell Sweden AB (PowerCell) has announced that it has received an order for two MS-100 fuel cell systems from a global agriculture equipment manufacturer. The systems will be used to test electrification of tractors using fuel cells and hydrogen and will be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 respectively.

According to PowerCell, the MS-100 fuel cell system has been developed for the electrification of, among other things, vehicles within the off-road segment, i.e., material handling equipment, construction equipment, and various other types of vehicles such as agriculture equipment.

The off-road segment requires a reliable operation, high power output, and flexibility but also a good ability to withstand shocks and vibrations. The current order has been placed in the United States (US) by a major global manufacturer of agriculture equipment and the systems will be used to test electrification of tractors using fuel cells and hydrogen.

Earlier this year, PowerCell Sweden announced new strategic priorities including prioritization of applications within the marine, stationary, and the off-road segment. The new priorities are a consequence of the joint development and licensing agreement regarding PowerCell S3 for the automotive segment signed with Bosch last year.

A PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack (image courtesy PowerCell Sweden).

PowerCell Sweden S3 fuel cell (image courtesy PowerCell Sweden).

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