Energy converters of the future.
Climate change and public debate surrounding CO2 emissions are finally beginning to have an impact: the world of power generation and mobility is evolving. The concept of centralized energy supply is giving way to a more decentralized approach that has also seen the emergence of so-called smart grids. Conventional large-scale power stations are being replaced by small, highly efficient combined heat and power generation units (CHP) in combination with renewable sources of energy. Service stations will soon also include battery recharging bays and hydrogen dispensers.
ElringKlinger has been avidly embracing this culture of change. Alongside components for lithium-ion batteries, we also develop and produce fuel cells for a wide range of applications. The focus for ElringKlinger is on solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs).
SOFCs are capable of running on logistically available fuels that are based on hydrocarbons, such as biogas. PEMFC, meanwhile, is perfect where hydrogen is available as an energy source.
In combination, these two technologies cover the largest possible field of applications.
Drawing on many years of experience as a supplier to the automotive industry, underpinned by fully automated processes in the areas of metalworking, plastic injection molding and joining/coating technology as well as automated assembly processes and in-house tool and mold making capabilities, ElringKlinger has established itself as a preferred partner for the cost-effective manufacture of fuel cell products in large quantities.
We are a fully fledged partner to our customers, covering every aspect from prototyping through to serial production.
Our expertise in this field:
- Interconnectors and metallic bipolar plates
- End and media modules for SOFCs and PEMFCs
- Casings and thermal insulation for SOFCs and PEMFC
- SOFC and PEMFC stacks
SOFC systems supplied by our subsidiary new enerday GmbH