Fuel Cell Coffees Now Available on Swiss Federal Railways

26 Jul 2013

CEKAtec AG’s fuel cell powered drinks trolley for long-distance train journeys began a one month trial on Swiss Federal Railways’ Zurich–Berne route on Wednesday 24th July. Traditional trolleys on the route use batteries to power their coffee machines, but these tend to be exhausted before the end of longer journeys. By replacing the batteries with CEKAtec’s IHPoS fuel cell and low-pressure hydrogen storage, the trolley’s runtime is doubled – providing enough power for around 120 espressos. Furthermore the fuel cell solution is smaller than, and half the weight of, the conventional system.

Fuel Cell Today tried some of the Lavazza espresso from this machine when it was doing the rounds at the 2012 Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells and can confirm it was the best coffee on site!

CEKA Coffee Trolley

Reference: Ee News

Industry Directory: CEKAtec AG


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