GenCell and EV Motors partner; Semcon and Hystar to develop electrolyser

Autonomous off-grid EV charging stations powered by hydrogen and ammonia will be a key solution.

GenCell Energy and EV Motors Ltd

GenCell Energy (an Israel-based manufacturer of fuel cell energy solutions) has signed an agreement with EV Motors Ltd. (an Israeli electric car charging technology company) to develop electric vehicle charging solutions to power hybrid off-grid EV charging stations.

The two parties will develop a joint project integrating GenCell’s alkaline fuel cells with EV Motors’ electric vehicle charging technologies to enable autonomous off-grid hybrid electric vehicle charging stations.

The joint system is expected to be ready for initial deployment in Israel in the first half of 2022, which can be expanded to China and elsewhere through EV’s existing partner network, including Sun Surplus Energy and Co Ltd.

Ohad Seligmann, Chairman, EV Motors, said, “The cooperation between the two companies is bringing a unique and state-of-the-art complete solution for autonomous, off-grid, hybrid EV charging that will disrupt the EV charging landscape.”

Rami Reshef, CEO GenCell, explains that forecasts indicate that grid power will not be sufficient to power the estimated quantity of EVs that will reach the roads, and many destinations to which EVs will need to travel will be beyond the power grid. Autonomous off-grid EV charging stations will play a role under these scenarios.

Semcon and Hystar

Semcon and Norwegian company Hystar to develop new technology for hydrogen production. The project aims to increase the amount of hydrogen produced through electrolysis by over 150% without using more energy than current electrolyser technology.

Tommy Ekman, Project Manager at Semcon, said, “The electrolyser technology we’re developing together will allow Hystar to produce highly energy-efficient electrolyser stacks, with the potential to reduce the capital cost of electrolysis by up to 60%.”

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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