Automated H2 fuel cell production for future viability: The Empowerment of Proton Motor in the European Hydroverse

“Hydrogen Europe” is the European association representing the interest of the hydrogen industry anand promoting hydrogen as an enabler of a zero-emission society. With more than 500+ members incl. Germany`s hydrogen fuel cell producer Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, the entire value chain of the European hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem is encompassed. Hydrogen Europe has published its Manifesto for the 2024 European Elections (6-9 June), highlighting the benefits of hydrogen to Europe’s competitiveness, job creation, and climate goals. The Manifesto (link below) emphasises the benefits of a healthy hydrogen sector – more jobs, global development, and more routes to decarbonisation.

European initiatives make hydrogen attractive | Clean Hydrogen Partnership

According to the study “Fuel Cell Market Size – Share and COVID-19 Impact Analysis”, which spotlights on Proton Motor as a key company in hydrogen fuel technology, the formerly “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking” (FCH JU; now renamend to “Clean Hydrogen Partnership”) estimated that by 2050, hydrogen fuel would account for arround 24 percent of the total energy consumption.

The European private-public collaborative was responsible for the successful financial management of the “Fit-4-AMandA” project (Fit-4-Automatic Manufacturing and Assembly) from 2017 to 2019. The programme also received funding from the European Union’s research and innovation initiative “HORIZON 2020” as well as from “Hydrogen Europe” and “N.ERGHY”. The so-called “Stack Robot” (see photo), which was symbolically launched in September 2019 by the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Hubert Aiwanger (left) and Proton Motor Chairman Helmut Gierse, will form the focal point of Proton Motor Fuel Cell’s new production facility in the Munich metropolitan region. It will therefore continue to be a central element in the technological hydroverse for the future.