Plug Power has partnered with Chug-Hsin Electric and Machinery Manufacturing Corporation (CHEM), a Taiwanese manufacturer of electric solutions.

Plug Power has already started suppling its 5kW ProGen hydrogen engines to CHEM, which are integrated into CHEM’s stationary power products for grid support and backup power applications.

CHEM’s system integrates the ProGen engine with its methanol reformer technology to enable on-demand power creation. The ProGen hydrogen engine provided to CHEM, is an integrated fuel cell system that includes the fuel cell stack, power conversion, and controls in a single, pre-engineered OEM module.

“CHEM is the undisputed leader in fuel reformer technology for stationary fuel cell power solutions, and by integrating out ProGen module, CHEM will have the ability to provide clean, stable backup power solutions in emerging markets where the electric grid is less robust,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power.

“This partnership opens up new markets and geography for us. Beyond e-mobility applications, we’re continuing to develop solutions for stationary power applications, ensuring reliable next-generation stationary power to people across the globe,” Marsh continued.

“CHEM’s partnership with Plug Power to supply its ProGen engine into our ME2 methanol fuel cell system enables lower product cost and improved performance to compete directly with diesel generators in telecommunications and rural electrification applications,” said Hai Koyama, CEO of H2 PowerTech, LLC a CHEM Group company.

“This announcement is the first step in CHEM’s partnership with Plug Power, combining the technical synergies and product leadership of both companies to provide reliable, sustainable back up and primary power solutions to the large and growing markets for telecom and rural village power,” Koyama concluded.

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