Plug Power Announces Additional Fuel Cell Order from Procter & Gamble

30 Nov 2012

Fuel Cells Now Powering Lift Trucks at Four P&G Manufacturing FacilitiesProcter & Gamble to Deploy More than 200 Plug Power GenDrive Fuel CellsPlug Power Inc. has announced that Procter & Gamble Co. has selected its GenDrive® fuel cell products to power its electric lift truck fleet in its manufacturing facility located in Mehoopany, PA. This additional facility now brings to four the number of sites converting to GenDrive fuel cells. Over 340 units will now be deployed throughout Procter & Gamble's manufacturing infrastructure. Other P&G sites using green fuel cell technology include facilities in California, North Carolina and Louisiana.

Unlike the incumbent technology, GenDrive is powered by hydrogen, ensuring constant voltage to the truck and has a refuelling cycle that takes just minutes. Lead-acid batteries need to be changed, charged, stored and maintained, a process that is timely and involves costly infrastructure. Since GenDrive is powered by hydrogen, an emerging clean-energy fuel, it is estimated that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by more than 60%.

"Plug Power's GenDrive product is delivering increased fleet productivity, decreased facility operating costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions at customer sites throughout North America," said Andy Marsh, CEO at Plug Power. "P&G is one of six Fortune 100 companies to convert multiple facilities to GenDrive fuel cells. With this fourth site conversion, P&G will lessen its environmental impact while realizing increased productivity, reduced operating costs and better predictability of its fleet performance."

Source: Plug Power

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