German automobile manufacturer Audi has selected Hexagon Composites’ new subsidiary Hexagon Purus for a hydrogen development project.

The dedicated business division for Hexagon’s group-wide hydrogen activities, which was launched earlier this week, will supply high-pressure tanks for a multi-year hydrogen tank development and small-serial production project.

Audi said at its annual press conference last year that it wants to launch a small series of hydrogen fuel cell cars in 2020.

Audi to launch fuel cell models by 2020

Rick Rashilla, Senior Vice-President of Hexagon Purus, enthused, “Winning this project is yet another milestone for Hexagon and the rapidly growing fuel cell electric vehicle industry. Our common environmental commitment now results in this collaboration project to realise the great potential of hydrogen fuel.”

The strong momentum towards global zero-emission economies is stimulating demand for Hexagons clean mobility and storage solutions.

To focus the company’s pursuit of the growing market opportunities for renewable fuel solutions, Hexagon launched Hexagon Purus through which it will continue to develop cutting-edge solutions working closely with supporting car, bus and truck manufacturers, fleet, rail and marine operators, gas distributors and refuelling station operators.

The business division includes manufacturing, sales & marketing, R&D locations and personnel in Norway, Germany and the US.

“We strongly believe in the future of clean energy - and Hexagon Purus is our response to support this transition,” said Michael Kleschinski, President of Hexagon Purus.

“For us, Purus represents something new, pure and unique. We are clarifying and sharpening our clean energy focus. Hexagon Purus gives us the opportunity to do something different!”

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