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MASTERFLEX – Technische Schläuche & Verbindungen
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Masterflex presents fuel cell innovations

Masterflex AG will be presenting possible applications for the latest generation of PEM mini fuel cells at the Hannover Messe Energy 2005.


Masterflex AG (WKN 549293), Gelsenkirchen, is presenting possible applications of the latest generation of PEM mini fuel cells at the Hannover Messe Energy 2005 at the stand of the NRW State Initiative for Future Energies.

The central exhibit is a Cargobike (innovative transport vehicle) with an integrated fuel cell. The Cargobike is being developed in cooperation with the Berlin-based company Hawk Bikes E&M GmbH. The joint vehicle development is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Cargobike is equipped with a 250 watt fuel cell system. In addition to the drive energy, additional power can thus be provided, for example, for the vehicle's lighting or for cooling the transported goods.

For the first time, 70 MPa (mega Pascal) hydrogen cartridges are used in the vehicle. With 90 grams of stored hydrogen, a range of approximately 250 kilometers can be realized. The Cargobike has a modular design. This means that the vehicle can be equipped with different superstructures for different areas of application. The first Cargobikes are to be delivered to commercial customers as early as 2006.

Another highlight is Swizzbee AG's significantly enhanced fuel cell bicycle, which is equipped with an electric auxiliary drive. Energy is supplied by an integrated Masterflex fuel cell, which increases the range of the bike by a factor of five compared to conventional battery solutions. This opens up new, cost-effective application prospects for electric bicycles.

The use of new components and the high reliability of the Masterflex fuel cell make the electric bicycle suitable for everyday use. Together with the high range, the bicycle also offers economic advantages. The first fleet of bicycles will be delivered as early as 2005.

Further information:

  • At the trade show booth in Hall 13, Booth E 84.
  • Masterflex AG - Fuel cell technology
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