myFC (a Swedish fuel cell company) has signed an agreement with a European OEM, focusing on developing fuel cell solutions for automated warehouse robots and automated warehouse robots (AGV).
The partners will study and explore the possibility of driving AGVs with myFC’s patented hybrid solution for fuel cells combined with batteries. The agreement forms the basis for the next commercial step for myFC.
In the lab tests, myFC’s patented hybrid solution for fuel cells in combination with batteries provides significantly longer operating time for AGVs compared to conventional battery solutions for automated trucks, implying that the number of storage robots can be reduced while maintaining productivity. In addition to reduced carbon footprint, the hybrid solution also extends the life of the batteries, which reduces the operating cost of the AGVs.
myFC is well suited for applications with tight spaces and the need for formability, where automated warehouse robots are an area where myFC has a clear competitive advantage.
Michael Glantz, CEO of myFC, “We see that the degree of automation will increase further in that industry, as part of the industrial transformation with a focus on sustainability that the entire mobility industry and our entire transport system is undergoing.”