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Trading Update: Emission-free, decentralised energy supply is a key feature of the transformation via hydrogen fuel cells

Proton Motor Fuel Cell`s listed UK parent company “Proton Motor Power Systems plc”, which issues the green energy share “PPS” on the London Stock Exchange, has published the “Full Year Trading Update” for the financial year ended December 31, 2023. With a total order intake of GBP 2.5 million, the value of hydrogen fuel cell system sales increased by 40 percent to GBP 2 million.

An opening ceremony of the new production facility in Fuerstenfeldbruck (Munich metropolitan region) for the media and other relevant multipliers was held in August 2023. With the product launch of the new emission-free fuel cell system solution “HyModule® S4” – based on the innovative HyStack® development (see picture below) -, Proton Motor is providing an answer to and at the same time a statement for the ongoing market interest in hydrogen technology, especially in the potential of the stationary segment. Decentralised energy solutions for energy security and self-sufficiency are the current main topics of the (industrial) transformation.

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Engineering Clean Skies Thanks “GENESIS”: Proton Motor Fuel Cell`s High-tech Contributes to Aviation

Proton Motor Fuel Cell’s fight against climate change for a prosperous future based on zero-emission high-tech innovations is not limited to the four application sectors: Stationary, Maritime, Heavy-duty Mobility and Rail. The hydrogen fuel cell systems of the Proton Motor Hy-brand product portfolio contribute to #CleanSky and #GreenSky.

The Project “GENESIS”, funded by the EU Commission under the “Clean Sky 2” Programme, will gauge the environmental sustainability of electric aircraft in a life-cycle-based, foresight perspective to support the development of a technology roadmap for transitioning. The focus is on regional class, 50 pax aircraft to identify, design and assess prospectively the best energy storage and transmission topology.

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From the GENESIS project collaboration of scientists and a group of experts from various fields – including Proton Motor Fuel Cell with Mr. Dr. Nils Baumann (Proton Motor Head of Fuel Cell Engineering) and Mr. Thomas Wannemacher (Proton Motor Funding Projects / Patents) – conventional as well as hybrid-electric aircraft technologies have been evaluated for the years 2030, 2040 and 2050. At the beginning of 2024, the “Journal of Cleaner Production”, which is part of ScienceDirect (a premium platform of peer-reviewed schorlarly literature), published the results of the study.

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Focus on the hydrogen economy: Proton Motor presents stationary product portfolio at four H2 technology trade fairs until mid-2024

The new “HyModule® S4” product development, which Proton Motor Fuel Cell announced in the media at the beginning of the year, will be officially presented for the first time at “HyVolution Paris 2024”. Proton Motor will be exhibiting at the world’s leading trade fair for hydrogen technology from January 30 to February 1 at booth no. 4F52. With the relocation of “E-world energy & water” to its traditional date in the winter quarter – and thus a step towards normality after exceptional years in the past – this trade fair venue from 20 to 22 February is also a must at booth no. 5H118 for the Bavarian fuel cell expert as a player in the energy industry.

Proton Motor’s industrial innovation capability at Hannover Messe`s “Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Europe”

More than 500 companies will be showcasing their products for the use of hydrogen in industry at this year’s “Hannover Messe”. This makes the trade fair location in Lower Saxony the world’s most important and largest one for the hydrogen economy. From 22 to 26 April, users of the H2 key technology will be able to get a holistic picture of the innovative and competitive capabilities of Proton Motor hydrogen fuel cells at the “Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Europe” industry platform.

A live home match for the HyModule® S4 launch will be made possible by participation in “ees Europe” in the state capital of Munich in June 2024. To mark the occasion, the sales team at booth no. B2.450H also has a focus on the modular turnkey power plant “HyShelter® 240”. The core components of the containerised Proton Motor solution for the generating of electrical and thermal energy, which has already established itself as a bestseller since its market maturity in 2021, are based on three “HyFrame®” systems.

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Highlight of the week: Product launch of new Proton Motor hydrogen fuel cell system “HyModule® S4”

This week, the parent company “Proton Motor Power Systems plc” of Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH reported for the first time in a stock exchange announcement about the introduction of the new fuel cell system solution HyModule® S4. The new system offers a simple ‘plug and play’ solution for markets seeking an emission-free energy source alternative to traditional diesel and natural gas generators. This includes residential housing, small industrial complexes as well as emergency and off grid power supply seeking seasonal energy storage and combined heat and power applications.

The HyModule® S4 product is designed to offer a lower power range, using Proton Motor’s proprietary “HyStack® 200” liquidcooled fuel cell technology. The introduction of this new product will be complementary to the Company’s existing stationary application offerings, including the higher power system “HyModule® S8”.

Dr. Faiz Nahab, CEO of Proton Motor, said: “We are pleased to announce the introduction of our HyModule® S4 system, developed to deliver hydrogen solutions to smaller power generation needs. The successful presentation of this new product reaffirms the Company’s commitment to commercialisation, through the continuous development and refinement of our hydrogen technology, as well as the increasing interest in innovative hydrogen technology to support the energy transition.”

Caption: The HyModule® S4 will be presented for the first time at HyVolution Paris 2024, one of the world’s leading hydrogen trade fairs, from 30th January to 1st February 2024. Proton Motor will once again participate in the successful event for the hydrogen economy as an exhibitor at booth no. 4F52.

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Committed to climate change and energy transition: Proton Motor’s heart for the hydrogen fuel cell core business

Towards the end of the year, it’s time to look back again, but also to look ahead. Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH celebrated its 25th company anniversary in 2023 with the presentation of the new second production site. We are always happy to share our activities and success with you! For the H2 industry, customers and co-operation partners, stakeholders and media multipliers in order to continue on the climate-positive path with such motivating messages.

Proton Motor would therefore like to say “Thank you” for the excellent collaboration and is looking forward to a new exciting hydrogen fuel cell year 2024 together! Above all, stay healthy and at peace!

Blessed Christmas to everyone, the employees of a great team, the families and friends, on the world – the blue planet – our unique #oneworld living space: Earth!

Please find below downloads of selected news highlights 2023 in words and pictures.

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Constructing a global hydrogen market: Proton Motor Fuel Cell live at “HYDROGEN DIALOGUE 2023”

While the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (#cop2023) is taking place in Dubai: Excitement is in the air as Proton Motor Fuel Cell is ready for the HYDROGEN DIALOGUE 2023 – Summit & Expo at booth no. 10.0-310! Today marks the beginning of an incredible journey to a climate-friendly future at Nuremberg trade fair, where doors open to a world of innovation and dialogue in the realm of hydrogen.

On December 6/7 national and international decision-makers and experts from business, politics and science will come together along the entire value chain of the hydrogen economy. The event promotes dialogue, knowledge exchange and networking between business, politics and science to support the successful ramp-up of building international bridges for clean energy.

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New H2 project for decarbonised perspectives: Grant from German ministry as part of Energy Research Programme

Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH is pleased to receive a grant provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) as part of the Energy Research Programme. Proton Motor has been selected as part of a consortium of partners, including GKN Hydrogen GmbH, to develop a “modular, renewable and self-sufficient energy supply using H2 technology”. The grant for the new project, offically titled with the acronym „MarrakEsH“, will be received by Proton Motor across a period of 36 months and the quantum receivable will match the company’s investments in the project by 50 percent. The size of the grant is therefore not known at this stage, however, Proton Motor estimates that it will be eligible to receive up to approximately EUR 300,000 over the 36 month period.

46 Proton Motor HyModule® S8 products for integration into GKN’s HY2 energy systems

GKN Hydrogen Italy S.r.l. is a long-term customer of Proton Motor Fuel Cell and – with GKN Hydrogen GmbH – part of GKN, the Aerospace, Automotive and Powder Metallurgy international business controlled by Melrose Industries plc. The order for the delivery of 15 HyModule® S8 hydrogen fuel cell systems (see product photo) has just been completed as per the follow-up order announced on January 31, 2023. GKN Hydrogen is integrating the emisson-free product HyModule® S8 for stationary applications into their “HY2” branded green energy storage systems. Following the completion of this follow-up order, Proton Motor has successfully delivered a total of 46 HyModule® S8 hydrogen fuel cell systems to GKN Hydrogen.

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Go for “Hy” today at European Hydrogen Week in Brussels: StasHH workshop on fuel cells for heavy-duty applications

The #EUH2Week organised by Hydrogen Europe is in its successful course with Proton Motor Fuel Cell as an exhibitor in Hall 7/Booth No K10. High-level policy conference, B2B forum, networking events and EU project presentations. Today, Proton Motor Project Manager Jan Bochinger (left on photo at the bottom; with Proton Motor Head of Sales and Marketing Jean-Pierre Sevrain) will be presenting from 4 to 5 p.m. (Hall 11, 2nd Floor, Room 1124) at the European Hydrogen Week side event hosted by Michael Honselaar the EU_StasHH project, funded by Clean Hydrogen Partnership and co-funded by the European Union. The topic of the StasHH workshop is: 𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝘂𝗲𝗹 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝘆-𝗱𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.

The StasHH project consortium will develop an open standard for heavy-duty fuel cell modules in terms of size, interfaces, control and test protocols, with the objective of kickstarting the use of fuel cells and hydrogen in the heavy-duty mobility sector, where electrification with batteries is impractical.



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Hydrogen Fuel Cell – An Element of the Energy Transition | New Position Paper on the market potential of stationary applications

The 2023 symposium of IMB Energy Systems GmbH recently took place on two exciting days. The event was dedicated to central issues such as the secure power supply as well as the current challenges arising from energy generation and supply. Proton Motor Executive Board member Sebastian Goldner (CTO & COO; in the picture on the left with Proton Motor CEO Dr. Faiz Nahab in front of the emission-free HyFrame® system) was invited to give a lecture on the topic “Hydrogen Fuel Cell – An Element of the Energy Transition“.

Decentralised, local hydrogen fuel cell markets as nuclei for the energy transformation and to secure Germany as an industrial location

In the context of energy policy, Manfred Limbrunner, Director Investor Relations and Communication at Proton Motor (see image below/right), and Christoph Pauli (Governmental Affairs & Funding) are currently heavily involved in transporting the hydrogen fuel cell message to the stationary energy sector as a proton motor statement. In addition to numerous exciting and highly informative discussions with members of the German Bundestag, the programme also included an exchange with NOW GmbH, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the German Energy Agency (dena) as well as participation in the parliamentary evening of the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV).

The aim of the activities in the capital was to raise awareness among various stakeholders and players to the stationary hydrogen fuel cell market as well as to analyse the future economic potential of the present by means of a new political Proton Motor Position Paper dated November 7, 2023.

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Achieving the goal of climate neutrality: “GO-Start Fuel Cell” Initiative | Maritime #zeroemission e-SHyIPS navigation

How can the production and market ramp-up of fuel cells in Germany be supported? This is one of the questions posed by the “GO-Start Fuel Cell” innovation cluster of the Fuel Cells Working Group of the German Engineering Association (VDMA). At the 2-day workshop in Frankfurt in October with over 60 participants (view image_(c) VDMA) from various industries, the aspect of cost reduction was examined from all sides, including interactions of the fuel cell system components. Proton Motor Technical Manager Frank Erne co-organised the workshop, gave a lecture and led a working group on the topic of “Requirements for Balance-of-Plant (BoP) Components”.

In the previous month, Thomas Wannemacher (Funding Projects / Patents) had represented Proton Motor Fuel Cell at the “European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Conference” in Capri (pictured right_(c) e-SHyIPS). For this purpose, the project partners of e-SHyIPS were invited to present the #onthewaveofhydrogen project progress. In addition, the fourth e-SHyIPS General Assembly has now taken place in Athens in October. The e-SHyIPS project aims to define the new guidelines for an effective introduction of hydrogen in maritime passenger transport sector and to boost its adoption within the global and EU strategy for a clean and sustainable environment, towards the accomplishment of a zero-emission navigation scenario.