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Hydrogenics to develop fuel cell lunar power system for Canadian Space Agency

Toronto-based Hydrogenics, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and fuel cell products, has been awarded a contract to develop a next-generation power system to be used for surface mobility applications on the moon.

The scope of the contract for Hydrogenics includes an electrolyzer that produces both hydrogen and oxygen using solar power, and a fuel cell system to be used for mobility, auxiliary, and life support systems.

Hydrogenics has partnered with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd, an internationally recognized leader in information systems, which has provided advanced technology solutions to the Canadian space program for more than three decades.

The other partners in the Canadian Space Agency project are Routes AstroEngineering, a leader in space-related solar power, instrumentation, and control systems; and the University of Waterloo, known for its electric drivetrain modeling and energy storage optimization expertise.

‘Hydrogenics can provide a unique energy solution for next-generation space exploration, leveraging the power of hydrogen in terms of both energy density and storage capability,’ says Daryl Wilson, President and CEO of Hydrogenics.

Wilson continues: ‘As we gain market traction with commercial installations across the globe, development contracts such as this help refine and advance our technology – making hydrogen an even more attractive resource for a multitude of applications in the years to come.’

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