Plug Power to supply more fuel cell units to Procter & Gamble
Nov 30, 2012 - US fuel-cell system maker Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) said Thursday it would deliver more of its GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell units to US consumer goods group Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG), or P&G.
The fuel cells in this new contract will power the electric lift truck fleet of P&G's plant in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania. Following the order, more than 340 units will be used in the production facilities of the consumer goods company, which already deploys the GenDrive fuel cells at its sites in California, North Carolina and Louisiana.
Financial details were not available.
The GenDrive units will improve the productivity of P&G's fleet, lower plant operating costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions, Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh said.
The shift from lead-acid batteries will eliminate the need for space-consuming charging areas and costly infrastructure. As fuel cells provide a constant flow of electricity to the truck the fuelling cycle lasts minutes, Plug Power explained.
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