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October 11, 2004
Hydrogenics to supply fuel cell power module to power a step van
TORONTO, ONT-Hydrogenics has been contracted by the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) in Hawaii to supply a HyPM 65 kW fuel cell power module to power a step van. Due to be shipped by the end of the year, the power module will be installed at the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) in Honolulu. Demonstration activities will then be carried out at Hickam Air Force Base. In addition to routine base operations, the step van will have the capability to serve as a ground power unit which the Air Force can use to power up aircraft and equipment during maintenance operations. Vehicles such as the step van are seen as prime candidates for hydrogen power module integration as they are often part of ground fleets for companies. The central depot typically used by ground fleets makes the development of a hydrogen infrastructure more feasible. The HyPM 65 power module is the most recent addition to Hydrogenics' power product line. It expands upon the HyPM 10, the company's first commercial power module model, providing a wider range of power capabilities than its predecessor. HTDC is a State agency tasked with the development and growth of Hawaii's commercial high technology industry.