Fuel cell and Li-ion capacitor power system for construction industry
Purpose of the project
The purpose of the project is to develop and assemble in co-operation with Beyonder AS and Nordic Batteries AS a 10,000 W proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell based portable generator, UP10K Pro, which will provide clean energy to a number of industries that require uninterrupted power supply, but is mainly targeted to the construction and mining industry.
The generator uses compressed hydrogen gas as fuel and is a zero-emission solution, therefore it is perfect to replace polluting and heavy diesel generators. The UP10K Pro will include a lithium-ion capacitor (LiC) pack, whereby the solution will be able to provide a high power for a short period of time for an application that requires high amounts of energy over a limited period of time, such as to perform heavy lifts or to start up heavy machinery. Therefore, this solution will be suitable for many applications in the construction and mining industry, such as forklifts, cranes, and lighting. The peak power of the solution is 330 kW, but for example when using 15 kW, it can run continuously for 10 minutes.
Beyonder AS (BYO) is responsible for the development and production of LiC cells. Nordic Batteries AS (Nordic Batteries AS) is responsible for the packing of BYO's cells into a battery pack. PowerUP Fuel Cells OÜ (PUFC) is leading the project and is responsible for the development and production of the whole generator system.