The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear that the reduction of greenhouse gases is essential to counteract climate change. Hydrogen is one of the building blocks here for reducing CO2 emissions. As Europe’s leading designer, developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells and electric hybrid systems, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH has been an expert in mobile and stationary applications based on regenerative resources for over 20 years. For the new cooperation with the international manufacturer of innovative special machines and automated production lines, Aumann AG, agreements have now been reached which essentially regulate the expansion of the series production of hydrogen fuel cells.

The retention and use of the fuel cell stack production facility at Proton Motor are decisive in this respect. Their high-tech has been projected since 2017 together with Aumann within the framework of the EU program Fit-4-AMandA (Fit for Automatic Manufacturing and Assembly) with funding from the agency “FCH JU” (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking). The so-called “stack robot” is to expand production capacity to up to 2,500 fuel cell units per year. In the Proton Motor system, graphite bipolar plate stacks are embedded in a module as core or heart elements.

Image line: For the next four years after the end of the funding project, it has now been agreed that Aumann will exclusively carry out the conversion of the Fit-4-AMandA machine prototype into an automatic fuel cell stack manufacturing system for series production at Proton Motor.