PowerCell S2适用于固定和移动电源，以及用于电动和混合动力车辆的增程器。该平台坚固紧凑，专为大批量生产而设计。 PowerCell S2针对重整产品进行了优化，但在纯氢气中表现相同。如前所述，PowerCell已经收到了来自亚洲的燃料电池堆和系统的许多要求。
PowerCell develops 40 percent more powerful fuel cell stack
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, March 29, 2017
Gothenburg, Sweden -- The leading Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has developed its scalable fuel cell stack PowerCell S2 so that maximum output will now be 35kW. This makes the stack even more competitive in the Chinese market.
The Chinese demand for fuel cell stacks is great. To further strengthen its position in the Chinese market, PowerCell has increased maximum output of PowerCell S2 by 40 percent.
“Increasing interest in sustainability makes China stimulate the production of so called New Energy Vehicles. Today, 1 million of China’s 120 million vehicles meet these requirements. Forecasts from Chinese authorities show that the proportion of hydrogen cars will increase significantly”, says Per Wassén, CEO of PowerCell Sweden AB.
State support in China is particularly advantageous for fuel cell stacks with a net output of 30kW or more.
“The fact that we are now making PowerCell S2 scalable up to 35kW, instead of the previous 25kW, makes our fuel cells extremely competitive”, says Per Wassén.
PowerCell S2 is developed for stationary and mobile power supply, as well as a range extender for electric and hybrid vehicles. The platform, which is robust and compact, is designed for high volume production. PowerCell S2 is optimized for reformate, but performs equally well on pure hydrogen. As previously announced, PowerCell has received many requests for fuel cell stacks and systems from Asia.
There is a very promising opportunity for hydrogen fuel cells in the Chinese market
China's fuel cells are beginning to gain momentum. Last year, Many foreign FC forms were chosen to provide fuel cell systems for the largest-ever deployment of hydrogen buses. China is now FC Stacks’s largest market, the 50% of stacks sales come from the country this year.
China’s focus on clean transportation could be good news for fuel cells
China has become a strong supporter of hydrogen fuel cells in recent years. The country is investing in making public transportation more environmentally friendly, which involves equipping buses with fuel cell systems in order to cut down on the emissions they produce. Beyond transportation, fuel cells are also being used to generate electricity in the industrial sector. there are significant opportunities in the Chinese market,especially if interest in hydrogen fuel cells remains strong.
Joint ventures may help reduce the cost of hydrogen fuel cells in China
One of the challenges that fuel cell faces in the Chinese market is the relatively high costs involved in producing and delivering fuel cell systems. Thanks to joint ventures, however, fuel cells will begin to be developed within the country, which will drive down costs by a significant margin. By driving down costs, you could predict that hydrogen fuel cells will experience accelerated adoption, both in the transportation and industrial sectors.
Transportation may be the key to unlocking the global fuel cell market
Notably, transportation may be the most promising sector for hydrogen fuel cells. China’s efforts to make transportation more environmentally friendly in an effort to cut down on emissions have placed major focus on fuel cell vehicles. We believes that this focus on clean transportation could lead to powerful new opportunities for hydrogen fuel cells on a global scale. If China can quickly bring fuel cell vehicles to the market, more countries may choose to follow suit and promote clean transportation.