Fuel cells from EKPO.
Highly efficient, environmentally compatible, future-proof.
EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH is a joint venture between ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium. Our fuel cell stack modules, and components meet the highest of demands in terms of robustness, functionality, and performance. Both customer-specific developments for each integration level and standard solutions can be provided.
Our products for fuel cell vehicles
ElringKlinger has been actively involved in the field of fuel cells for around 20 years and launched its first series production project back in 2008. We have assumed a pioneering role in this segment thanks to a variety of collaborations and projects. In March 2021 there was the launch of EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH, a joint venture between ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium.
Our product portfolio encompasses both customer-specific solutions for each integration level and high-performance standard components. These include PEMFC stack modules for integration into customer systems, and various stack components such as metallic bipolar plates, media modules or gaskets.
In addition, lightweight components, sealing systems, shielding technology, and dynamic precision parts from ElringKlinger are fitted in electric cars and commercial vehicles.
For further details, please refer to the website of EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies
Fuel cell manufacturer with extensive expertise
Automated series production processes in metalworking and plastic injection molding, automated stacking, ultra-modern joining and coating technology, and our in-house tool and mold making capabilities make us the ideal partner for the industrialization of fuel cell products.
All processes and procedures necessary for the products are validated and constantly refined. Thanks to the close interaction between Development, Prototype Production, and Industrialization, an optimum quality standard can be achieved from the very start of production. EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies also operates high-performance production lines for manufacturing the various components in series. Adapted to specific customer and product requirements, we implement highly flexible, scalable, or fully automated production solutions.
Possible application areas for our PEMFC modules, stack modules, and components include cars, commercial vehicles, and buses, but also trains, ships, and aircraft.
PEMFC: technology of the future
The PEMFC (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell) is a low-temperature fuel cell that converts chemical energy to electrical energy using hydrogen and oxygen. This technology can be deployed to advantage wherever pure hydrogen is available as a fuel and high electrical efficiency is required. If the hydrogen is produced via electrolysis from electricity generated through renewable sources, zero-emission mobility is possible.
EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies is a leading joint venture working on the development and large-scale production of fuel cell stack modules for carbon-neutral mobility.
Components for Electrolysers
The electrolysis process breaks down various chemical compounds into their individual components using electricity. Accordingly, this can be used to produce the raw material for hydrogen-based applications. The electrical energy used is converted into chemical energy and stored in hydrogen. In case the hydrogen is produced from electricity from renewable sources, a completely emission-free mobility is feasible.
To achieve high electrical efficiency, high-quality seals and components made from high-performance plastics are required. Our subsidiary ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics offers a wide range of high-performance plastics and validated manufacturing processes. This means that both small quantities or prototypes and large quantities can be produced economically.
Our in-house series processes in machining and plastic injection molding make us an ideal partner for scaling up electrolysers. Our portfolio includes, for example, seals and components up to a diameter of 3 meters as well as hoses and pipes made of fluoropolymers.
More information about components for electrolysers you can get here.