Quantum Fuel Systems, a California-based alternative energy company, has been awarded a contract from an emerging scalable hydrogen fuel cells systems and infrastructure company.
Valued at $1.6m, the development agreement will see Quantum develop a new high-pressure 13,500 psi (930 bar) hydrogen tank with a capacity to hold approximately 60kg of hydrogen.
The agreement also includes a production order for hydrogen tanks which will soon follow, with delivery to begin in the second half of 2020, and a multi-year production schedule beyond 2020.
“Quantum has a long history with hydrogen starting in 1999 when we launched the world’s first 5,000 psi hydrogen system on a commercial vehicle and then later were the first to certify 10,000 psi hydrogen storage tank to international standards,” said Mark Arnold, President of Quantum Fuel Systems LLC.
“We are very excited about this partnership that leverages our decades of hydrogen expertise for new applications today to provide critical infrastructure technologies to help enable the hydrogen economy.”