EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies receives follow-up order on the development of fuel cell technology for commercial aviation application

  • Another order from the joint venture of Airbus and ElringKlinger to further develop and deliver fuel cell technology to the aviation sector
  • Volume including development services and prototypes in the low double-digit million euro range
  • With its benchmark performance characteristics, EKPO’s NM12 stack technology serves as the baseline platform for the development of bespoke aerospace products

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), February 4th, 2022  +++  EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH (EKPO), the joint venture between ElringKlinger (60%) and Plastic Omnium (40%), has received another large order from the joint venture of Airbus and Elringklinger.As a follow-up order to the successful cooperation with Airbus to date, this contract confirms EKPO as the main development partner. EKPO will provide development services and manufacture fuel cell stacks optimized for aerospace application. The stacks, based on the NM12 platform, are integrated into the customer’s further development, aiming to use fuel cells power as main propulsion mean for the commercial aerospace sector. Overall, the order represents a volume in the low double-digit million euro range.

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📷: Airbus ZEROe concept aircraft (© Airbus)

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