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MES-M completes hydrogen fuel cell power pack for Transtainer

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A hydrogen fuel cell power pack (FCPP), created as a crucial power system for the Rubber-Tired-Gantry crane, has been successfully completed and its power generation verified, according to a press release from Mitsui E&S Machinery.

This development project is being carried out by MES-M thanks to funding from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Tests on fuel cell performance and integration were done in conjunction with MES-M subsidiary Mitsui E&S Power Systems, Inc. In MES-M Oita Works, the FCPP will be mounted on a Transtainer crane for additional testing and optimization.

This is the first time in the history of the world that a big high-pressure hydrogen fuel tank and a fuel cell from Toyota Motor Corporation have been integrated. The H2-ZE Transtainer crane, which has zero emissions, is scheduled to be developed by 2023. Additionally, it is being thought about adapting FCPP for different applications.

Arnes Biogradlija
Creative Content Director at EnergyNews.Biz

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