H Power Fuel Cells to Power Japanese Railway Study

October 08, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

H Power Corp. (Belleville, NJ) announced that it recently shipped four 7kW PEM fuel cell systems, in conjunction with Mitsui and Co. Ltd. (Japan), for the initial phase of a Japanese study on providing integration alternatives to prototype, on-board, railway, diesel engines and power applications.

The Japanese-government-funded project is being conducted by the Railway Technology Research Institute (Japan), the research and development division of the Japanese National Railways Group and Suzuki Shokan Co. Ltd. (Japan). The goals of the study are to improve energy efficiencies, lower noxious emissions and reduce noise pollution.

H Power CEO H. Frank Gibbard said, "We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the primary technology providers for this important project, aimed at improving the quality of life for Japanese railway users. This project builds on our experience in providing direct hydrogen fuel cells to customers who want to integrate them into their applications."