General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been awarded a two-year contract for the supply a high-pressure hydrogen generation system to the Army Contracting Command.
The contract will see GA-EMS develop, fabricate, and demonstrate a hydrogen on-demand platform using its aluminium alloy hydrogen producing technology.
The hydrogen generation system will support the refuelling of hydrogen vehicles on the battlefield.
“Vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells offer a more reliable, efficient, quiet, reduced thermal signature and environmentally-sound option to support field operations,” said Scott Forney, President of GA-EMS.
“With a battlefield-based hydrogen fuelling station, the Army can improve vehicle range, improve efficiency, and reduce dependency on oil and the logistical burden that is associated with it.”
“Under this contract, we will provide a deployable, hydrogen generation platform with the capability to produce high-purity, high-pressure hydrogen for more efficient ground vehicle support.”