HOPPECKE and Truma Enter into Partnership for Liquid Gas Fuel Cell Systems

April 08, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

HOPPECKE Batteriesysteme GmbH and Truma Gerätetechnik GmbH have formed a strong partnership: Both companies are cooperating in the field of grid-independent power supply systems. HOPPECKE is a leading manufacturer of industrial batteries, charging devices and energy systems. Truma produces high-performance fuel cell systems generating power from liquid gas.

The Truma fuel cell system VeGA converts liquid gas (propane or butane) into hydrogen in a reformer and creates power via an electrochemical reaction. Due to the fact that, in addition to heat and water, only a small quantity of CO2 is produced, this is a very clean power supply. Also, the compact unit is ideal for customers seeking a space-saving device with an output of up to 250 watts that uses widely available liquid gas.

The VeGA fuel cell system provides round-the-clock, reliable, mains-independent and environmentally-friendly power whatever the weather conditions. It has an output of 250 watts or 6,000 watt hours a day. Liquid gas is a clean, readily available and inexpensive fuel with a high volumic energy. The technology is extremely efficient, quiet and environmentally friendly – it can even be used in nature reserves. Thanks to these advantages and the low gas consumption of the VeGA, long operating times are possible. Depending on the specific application, efficiency can be improved, and personnel and maintenance costs can be reduced.

“The partnership with Truma will enable HOPPECKE to extend its product offering across the broad customer base,” Michael Entrup, Managing Director of the Business Unit Reserve Power says. “The fuel cells are one new component in HOPPECKE’s strategy to expand into energy and energy management solutions. Our cooperation with Truma represents a continuation of the growth in developing and providing clean energy system solutions.”