Plug Power has announced that it will participate in a UK-based webinar that will focus on the commercial success of hydrogen fuel cells and prospects for further growth in US and European markets.

Mr. Warren Brower will present success seen by Plug Power and HyPulsion, a joint venture between Plug Power Air Liquide established to market hydrogen fuel cells in European markets.

The free webinar, titled “Fuel Cell Material Handling: US Success & European Growth,” is organised jointly by the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and the official Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Group from the Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Network. The event is scheduled for Wednesday the 27th of November, from 9am to 10.30am US Eastern Time / 2pm to 3.30pm GMT.

GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell usage in material handling vehicles has been increasing for several years now. Shorter refueling times and high performance have been critical factors in the commercial success of this sector, and for lift truck fleet operators in particular, GenDrive has become the power solution of choice.

Plug Power currently has more than 4,000 GenDrive®fuel cell units deployed across North America, with players such as Coca-Cola, BMW, FedEx, Sysco, Mercedes-Benz and Walmart taking advantage of the benefits of fuel cells for powering forklift trucks in warehouses and distribution centers.

Brower will be joined on the webinar by Jennifer Kurtz from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the US Department of Energy (DOE).

“The material handling industry has proven to be ideal for the successful implementation of hydrogen fuel cell technology,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power. “Our customers are ready to broaden their deployments into additional sites, globally.”

To register for the webinar, go to: http://materialshandling.eventbrite.com/.

About Plug Power Inc.

The architects of modern fuel cell technology, Plug Power is revolutionising the industry with cost-effective power solutions that increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints. Long-standing relationships with industry leaders forged the path for Plug Power’s key accounts, including Walmart, Sysco, P&G and Mercedes. With more than 4,000 GenDrive units deployed to material handling customers, accumulating over 16 million hours of runtime, Plug Power manufactures tomorrow’s incumbent power solutions today.