PowerCell receives order; Desert Mountain hires Generon

Fuel cell-based drivetrains offer a zero-emission alternative for the electrification of short-distance and regional aircraft.

PowerCell Sweden AB has secured an order valued at a total of MSEK 7.2 (€720k) from the German company H2FLY.

The order comprises several fuel cell systems of type P System 100 and is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2022. German hydrogen aviation start-up H2FLY is the owner and operator of HY4 aircraft, which made its maiden journey in 2016. The company aims to develop a zero-emission, certifiable hydrogen-electric powertrain for AirTaxi, General Aviation and Regional Aircraft. H2FLY will use the P System 100 fuel cell systems to develop hydrogen-electric powertrain solutions for aviation.

Richard Berkling, CEO of PowerCell, said, “The interest in hydrogen-electric solutions is growing quickly within the aviation industry and PowerCell has received several orders from the industry over the last 12-18 months.”

Professor Dr Ing Josef Kallo, CEO of H2FLY, noted, “With our 15 years of powertrain system experience, we are heading for certification and will change aviation.“

In a separate development, Desert Mountain Energy has selected Generon as the main contractor for building its first Solar/Hydrogen-powered Helium processing plant, located in Arizona, US. The project completion can take between 28-30 weeks, and once completed, the processing facility’s internal green power generation capabilities will provide stable cost-effective operations. Using solar and hydrogen power to meet the electrical demands provides the company with a long-term solution to ever-rising electrical costs.

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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