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Technologies and Products That Allow Utilities to Shift Power over Time: Hydrogenics

thesiliconreview-daryl-wilson-ceo-hydrogenics-2018With 70 years of experience, Hydrogenics is helping to accelerate a global “power shift” for a cleaner energy future. Offering world leading expertise for a range of applications, Hydrogenics is the worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing, building and installing industrial and commercial hydrogen generation, fuel cells and MW-scale energy storage solutions.

  • PEM and alkaline hydrogen generators for Industrial processes and Fueling stations
  • Hydrogen fuel cells for electric vehicles, such as urban transit buses, commercial fleets, utility vehicles and electric lift trucks
  • Fuel cell installations for freestanding electrical power plants, critical power and UPS systems (uninterruptible power supply)
  • “Power-to-Gas” the world’s most innovative way to store and transport energy

Headquartered in Mississauga, Canada, Hydrogenics has got its manufacturing facilities located in Germany and Belgium. It has got its other corporate and sales offices, and hydrogen installations, operating in several countries around the world. Hydrogenics Corporation is a publicly listed company on the NASDAQ (HYGS) and the TSX (HYG).

The Best-In-Class Hydrogenics Products and Solutions

Industrial Hydrogen Generators by Electrolysis

The HySTAT™ and HyLYZER™ hydrogen generators are the result of a continuous strive to increase performance, flexibility, quality and durability. It offers the best cost/quality ratio and conversion efficiency in the industry. Hundreds of customers around the globe have already put their trust in Hydrogenics’ systems.

Hydrogenics has developed different turnkey solutions:

  • Chemicals or Pharmaceutical industry
  • Electronics and semi conductors
  • Oil & Fats
  • Metal Processing
  • Glass
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Power Plants

The company’s systems are ranging between 1Nm3 up to capacities in excess of 500Nm3. Its units are offered either for indoor use or in a housing to be installed outdoor with all needed peripherals.

In addition, Hydrogenics can offer 150 or 200bar compressors and storage to meet the backup requirement. With its worldwide partnerships, Hydrogenics can also support in the installation and start-up of the equipment if required and during the operation with its high skilled service team.

HySTAT™ and HyLYZER™ on-site hydrogen generation systems offer:

  • Easy startup and low maintenance thanks to the company’s turnkey concept and limited moving parts
  • High purity hydrogen
  • Security in pressurized hydrogen supply
  • Reduced overall hydrogen supply costs
  • Simple operation

Energy Storage & Hydrogen Fueling

Renewable sources of generation such as wind power provide a viable pathway to reducing Hydrogenics’s carbon footprint while increasing its energy supply security. Since these resources are intermittent, other resources are needed to balance the electricity supply and load demand throughout the day. Hydrogenics has energy storage and hydrogen fueling solutions to manage this challenge for a large scale transmission grid down to a remote community micro-grid.

Power-to-Gas is a hybrid solution which converts surplus renewable generation into hydrogen using electrolysis and then injects the hydrogen into the existing natural gas infrastructure. Hydrogenics brings decades of experience in designing and installing on-site electrolyzers in indoor and containerized outdoor configurations to Power-to-Gas applications.

Lighten the carbon footprint – Hydrogenics can help leverage renewable power sources for clean hydrogen fueling stations to reach the carbon and greenhouse gas reduction targets. Hydrogenics has acquired significant field and technological know-how in renewable hydrogen fueling stations at 350 and 700 bar using electrolysis with over 50 installations worldwide.

Fuel Cells Make Sense Today

Hydrogenics Fuel Cell Power Systems targets the growing demand for fuel cells in applications that make sense today. Hydrogenics’ trademark low pressure, non-humidified stack technology is at the power-production core of all fuel cell products. The result is industry’s most advanced fuel cell performance that at the same time meets operator expectations for reliability, durability, fuel efficiency, affordability, quiet operation and easy maintenance.

  • Mobility: Fleet vehicles such as buses, trucks and forklifts are facing an increasing demand for the kind of zero emission solution that fuel cells can offer. Many other vehicles that operate within special constraints, such as military vehicles, also make a case for using fuel cell systems. With power ranging from 30kW to 180 kW in easy to integrate packages, Hydrogenics has the right solution.
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) and Telecom Backup Power: Reliability and small footprint are strong advantages that fuel cells offer compared to diesel and battery systems. Already Hydrogenics has deployed hundreds of systems for customers who have recognized the compelling value that backups systems based on hydrogen provide.

With fuel cell systems operating in fleets and utility rooms around the globe, Hydrogenics believes that it can show how Hydrogenics Fuel Cell Power Modules can make operation cleaner, more efficient and cost effective.

Knowing the Chief

Daryl Wilson, Chief Executive Officer: Daryl was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2006, bringing a varied 25-year background in technology and industrial management to the company, including operations, manufacturing, human resources, research, product development, organizational change and turn-around experience. Prior to joining Hydrogenics, he held senior leadership positions at Royal Group Technologies, Zenon Environmental, Toyota and Dofasco.

Daryl began his career with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. In 1990, Daryl also earned an MBA from McMaster University in Operations Management/Management Science.

“Our technology provides a link to capitalize on the vast renewable potential of alternative generation sources by leveraging the natural gas system and building a clean transport fueling infrastructure.”