PowerUP's generators are based on proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, which makes power generation efficient and environmentally friendly.
Our fuel cell generators use pure hydrogen gas as fuel. By generating electricity, hydrogen and oxygen molecules combine and form a harmless by-product known as H20 or water.
How it works?
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
Why choose fuel cells?
Hydrogen fuel cell generators are a viable alternative to diesel generators and batteries if you seek:
Our products are almost silent in operation, thus ideal to reduce noise pollution. The only moving parts in our generators are fans, which means there is no need for maintenance.
Hydrogen fuel cells are environmentally friendly, because they only emit heat and water vapor, but no harmful emissions.
Compared to batteries and diesel generators, our 10 kg solution can provide a substantial weight reduction. The fuel cell generator is compact and can fit neatly into the compartment.
UP400 can operate in almost any weather condition, it is rated to operate at temperatures ranging from -20 ℃ to 52 ℃ (-4 ℉ to 126 ℉).
Uniqueness and IP
We have developed our own highly active bio-based and CO2-derived nanocatalyst. Industrial biowaste and CO2 are being used to synthesize high surface area and highly porous nanocarbon supports which are further modified with metal nanoparticles.
Our patented product design is modular and its features make it easy to transport and attach anywhere needed. Inner box design makes it spill resistant and shockproof.
PEM Fuel Cell
We are developing our own corrosion proof and lightweight fuel cell stacks which will be perfect to operate in rough and extremely corrosive environments.
Our unique electronic block allows the user to transform the generator into a smart grid system. Users can connect their external battery together with small solar panels or wind turbines to the UP400 and save the excess electricity. However, this requires an additional system to be implemented.
While fossil fuel based solutions are often more affordable and readily available, they are not good for the environment, nor are they very convenient for the user – maintenance can turn into a nightmare. Moreover, diesel generators are heavy, noisy and foul-smelling. Batteries are heavy, discharge quickly and have long recharge times. Fuel cell based generators can do a lot more for a lot less.
While solar panels and wind turbines are a great source of power, their reliability is limited due to weather conditions. With our miniature smart-grid solutions you can complement your green power generation. If other methods aren’t producing enough power, UP® generators will provide the necessary amps.
Yes, our generators come with a 5000 h or 3 year (whichever comes first) warranty.
This technology is to be opened only by us or a licensed partner. Should there be any problems with the generator, simply contact us and we will repair or replace the whole system. We also perform annual check-ups.
You should make sure that there is an adequate air supply for ventilation, because the fuel cell unit emits very little waste heat and water vapor. Also, make sure that there is enough space for the hydrogen cylinder and that the unit itself is installed and secured properly. A thorough manual is included and we can also help you set up the system on site.
That depends on the generator and the output power. Golden rule for the UP400 is that 1 litre of hydrogen (in water volume at 300 bars) will last for 1 hour at 400 W. If you use 200 W, 1 litre of hydrogen would be enough for 2 hours. Thus, a 9 litre hydrogen cylinder would be enough to run 18 hours consecutively at 200 W.
Hydrogen can be bought from industrial and specialised gas companies. It is also possible to produce your own hydrogen via a process called electrolysis. Contact us and we will help you find the best solution!
Hydrogen is safer than other flammable fuels that we currently use to power our cars including petrol,
diesel, natural gas and LPG. Hydrogen is less likely to explode because it is buoyant and diffusive.
As a result, when hydrogen leaks, it rises rapidly into the atmosphere, and has less time to burn. Our
gas system is carefully picked and put together using the highest safety standards.
While hydrogen has many properties that make it safer, it still needs to be handled responsibly. Hydrogen can be handled safely when users understand its behaviour and observe the guidelines.