|Hydrogenics Targets End-User Markets with Next Generation HyPM® Product Offerings|
|MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--Nov. 15, 2005--Hydrogenics Corporation (TSX:HYG; NASDAQ:HYGS) today announced the release of its next generation HyPM® 500 Series Fuel Cell Power Modules, with or without integrated DC power options, and HyPM Fuel Cell Power Packs. Building on the success of Hydrogenics' earlier generations of HyPM power module products, this 500 Series offers new customer-driven standard features.
The highly versatile and compact HyPM 500 Series of fuel cell power modules is available in two standard configurations.
- The standard 'LP' model, available in power outputs of 8, 12, 16 and 65 kilowatts, is designed to be integrated into a wide range of fuel cell power mobility applications.
- The 'XR' model is designed as a rack-mountable configuration available in power outputs of 8, 12, and 16 kW, targeting a range of stationary power back-up power applications.
For end-use customers in need of integrated power conditioning, the new HyPM 500 Series offers products with specific voltage outputs of 24, 36, 48 and 72 volts. This range meets the typical voltage requirements of electric vehicles and DC backup power users.
"Our goal with this product release is to move closer to end-users, primarily in the backup power and light mobility markets," said Pierre Rivard, Hydrogenics President and Chief Executive Officer. "We must ensure, from the outset, that OEMS and end-users have a positive experience when integrating fuel cells into their future products. The HyPM 500 Series accomplishes this by offering a standardized fuel cell solution that is very close to 'plug and play'. At the same time as we spawn new potential markets with proven technology, we are also refining this common HyPM platform with the intent to transition it to volume manufacturing for today's viable target markets."
The design of the new HyPM Fuel Cell Power Packs incorporates Hydrogenics' proven success with fuel cell hybrid platforms, based both on ultracapacitors and batteries. Hydrogenics' cost-effective hybrid technology has proven itself in all aspects of performance, reliability and durability for rigorous real-time applications, for example in recent forklift deployments at General Motors of Canada and FedEX.
"With this expanded offering, Hydrogenics is sharing what we are best known for - the full operational system," said Mr. Rivard. "A fuel cell can only be the best fuel cell if it has the best operational system built around it. Better than anyone, we at Hydrogenics know how to use system knowledge to get the most out of a fuel cell in performance and efficiency. Our new standardized 500 series hybrid platforms hold great promise to accelerate fuel cell commercialization for many applications."
For more information on Hydrogenics new HyPM 500 Series product offerings, visit www.hydrogenics.com/power.
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