Plug Power develops robotic hydrogen station


Hydrogen and fuel cell company Plug Power has developed a first-of-its-kind robotic H2 fuelling station.

The immediate goal of the robotic fuelling station is to increase the ease and efficiency of fuelling H2-powered vehicles in warehouse settings, where every second amounts to more than $1,000 in annual cost impact for medium to large sites.

Plug Power worked in partnership with the Center for Automation Technologies & Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

The trio completed a pilot feasibility study for the robotic fuelling station, which demonstrated the ability of the system to independently interconnect the fuel cell to the fuelling station without human intervention.

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