UQM Introduces Fuel Cell System

By Chad Elmore30 October 2018

UQM Technologies Inc., a Colorado-based developer of alternative energy technologies, has introduced PowerPhase FCS, an integrated fuel cell compressor system.

This product is designed to meet growing demand in the fuel cell market for a high performance, cost-effective compressor solution, said UQM. It uses an integrated high efficiency motor and controller to make it a low-cost, space-optimized design.

“We have seen great progress with our fuel cell compressors over the past few years, and our customers have requested that we optimize our system for performance and cost,” said UQM CEO Joseph Mitchell. “Based on this feedback, and general market demand, we have made a significant strategic investment to design and launch what we feel is the premier fuel cell compressor system in the market today. We’ll be introducing this product in China – the largest market for fuel cell technology globally, particularly in heavy-duty applications.”

UQM will display the system at the International Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Technology Expo, held November 6 to 8 in Foshan, China. Customers can place orders now in advance of the product rollout in 2019.

Current UQM fuel cell compressor systems are already deployed in several vehicle applications including full size transit buses, port vehicles, shuttle vans and passenger cars across a broad range of power levels.

UQM said its PowerPhase FCS product portfolio aims to cover the majority of the market for fuel cell electric vehicles, supporting fuel cell stacks from 30 kW to 150 kW and 270 to 800 Vdc voltage range, a pressure ratio ranging from 1 to 2.2, and airflow from 100 to 500 kg/h.

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