Donaldson Signs Joint Fuel Cell Development Contract

January 07, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Donaldson Co. Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) announced a major development contract with a leading Japanese automobile manufacturer to apply fuel cell filtration science to fuel-cell-powered automobiles, helping accelerate their commercialization.

"Fuel cell developers, including automobile manufacturers, are recognizing the need for intake-air (or cathode-side) filtration to ensure fuel cell reliability and performance," said Richard Canepa, director of the Donaldson FC3 business unit. "In all corners of the world, ambient air contains contaminants that can compromise the fuel cell system's durability, life and performance. By incorporating current, state-of-the-art, proprietary FC3 technologies, we are making fuel-cell-specific products that are cost effective and available today."