The European premium supplier of hydrogen fuel cells Proton Motor Fuel Cell has received an order from Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH, a subsidiary of the international energy group ("Shell"), for two HyShelter® 240 containerised hydrogen fuel cell hybrid systems. Proton Motor's innovative technology is fully reflected in the HyShelter® and the rest of the Hy-brand portfolio of solutions for infrastructural applications.
Container solution for the Emergency Power Supply Market
The hydrogen-based power plant HyShelter® is suitable for a very wide range of applications. Typical use cases are off-grid installations to ensure a safe and clean energy supply where there is no or insufficient infrastructure. It can either be a permanently installed or in a transportable design. Another important application is the "Emergency Power Supply Market", where the HyShelter® is capable of replacing large battery banks or Diesel Gensets with a clean energy source. Examples include data centres, process industry, municipal utilities, hospitals and other critical facilities.
HyShelter® 240 innovation delivered for the first time in 2021
In 2021, Proton Motor successfully delivered the first fuel cell power plant (pictured) of this type to Shell. The energy supply is provided by the containerised HyShelter® 240 on a trailer transport platform. The core components of the power plant are three Proton Motor HyFrame® fuel cell systems. They can be operated individually or together, allowing a wide power range to be covered from 6kW up to 240kW peak, when used in combination with a battery energy storage system.