Highly efficient solutions for tomorrow's mobility needs.
Industry experts are unanimous in their verdict that alongside battery technology the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) marks a breakthrough in e-mobility. Provided that pure hydrogen is available, PEM fuel cell technology can be deployed effectively in all those areas of application in which low consumption and zero emission levels are an essential requirement. Boasting a range of company-developed fuel cell products, ElringKlinger offers innovative solutions tailored specifically to the challenges associated with stricter emission standards for conventional combustion engines and limited driving range in battery-powered vehicles.
Drawing on many years of experience as a supplier to the automotive industry, underpinned by fully automated processes in the areas of metalworking, plastic injection molding and joining/coating technology as well as automated assembly processes and in-house tool and mold making capabilities, ElringKlinger has established itself as a preferred partner for the cost-effective manufacture of fuel cell products in large quantities. At present, we are focusing on applications that are not dependent on the widespread supply of hydrogen. The emphasis here is on parts commonality and the integration of specific functions to deliver a thoroughly streamlined total cost of ownership. When it comes to production, we rely on tried and true processes, readily available technical solutions and partners/suppliers with a proven background in the industrial sector. We are able to supply automotive OEMs with an extensive range of components as well as premium-quality PEM fuel cell stacks – on request even with fully integrated system functionality. By providing innovative end-to-end solutions that encompass everything from in-house development through to manufacture, we aim to assist our customers in their pursuit of business excellence.
Energy converters of the future.
Climate change and public debate surrounding CO2-emissions are finally beginning to have an impact: the world of power generation and mobility is evolving. The concept of centralized energy supply is giving way to a more decentralized approach that has also seen the emergence of so-called smart grids. Conventional large-scale power stations are being replaced by small, highly efficient combined heat and power generation units (CHP) in combination with renewable sources of energy. Service stations will soon also include battery recharging bays and hydrogen dispensers.
ElringKlinger has been avidly embracing this culture of change. Alongside components for lithium-ion batteries, we also develop and produce fuel cells for a wide range of applications. The focus for ElringKlinger is on solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs).
SOFCs are capable of running on logistically available fuels that are based on hydrocarbons, such as biogas. PEMFC, meanwhile, is perfect where hydrogen is available as an energy source.
In combination, these two technologies cover the largest possible field of applications.
Drawing on many years of experience as a supplier to the automotive industry, underpinned by fully automated processes in the areas of metalworking, plastic injection molding and joining/coating technology as well as automated assembly processes and in-house tool and mold making capabilities, ElringKlinger has established itself as a preferred partner for the cost-effective manufacture of fuel cell products in large quantities.
We are a fully fledged partner to our customers, covering every aspect from prototyping through to serial production.
Our expertise in this field:
- Interconnectors and metallic bipolar plates
- End and media modules for SOFCs and PEMFCs
- Casings and thermal insulation for SOFCs and PEMFC
- SOFC and PEMFC stacks
- SOFC systems supplied by our subsidiary new enerday GmbH
Prototyping and production. Expertise and experience.
As an innovative, high-caliber development partner and series supplier to the automotive industry, we are ideally equipped for the next generation of power and drive technologies. We produce initial samples and small batches at our own superbly appointed prototype shop – quickly and in the best possible quality. ElringKlinger is confident that the multitalented fuel cell will make its mark in a range of applications. We look forward to supporting you and your development projects as the industry continues to evolve.
In 2014, we acquired a 75% stake in new enerday GmbH, a system specialist in the field of fuel cell technology. For further information, please visit the new enerday website.