Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc., an international developer of multi-fuel reforming and proton exchange membrane fuel cell technology, today announced the sale of a 5.5 kW H2e(TM) fuel cell power module to Deere & Company, the leading manufacturer of agricultural and forestry equipment, and a major manufacturer of construction and commercial equipment. Deere & Company plans to test and evaluate Nuvera's hydrogen-powered system for use as a potential future power source in off-road equipment.
Nuvera's H2e fuel cell power module is an alternative energy solution that can extend the operational cycle, increase product run-time, and enhance productivity for many types of utility vehicles and heavy-duty industrial equipment. Using pre-configured interconnections, direct water injection, and low-cost metallic bi-polar plates, this compact, rugged "engine" converts hydrogen fuel into clean, quiet, and efficient DC electricity. It is especially well-suited to battery hybrid applications, serving as an on-board battery charger and eliminating the need for time-consuming battery swapping or charging.
"We are pleased to work with a company like Deere & Company that continues to set the standard for high-quality professional equipment," said Gus Block, Director of Marketing and Global Market Leader of Nuvera's H2e product platform. "Through efforts such as this, we are continuing to accelerate our development efforts toward the commercialization of fuel cells.