With the growth market for hydrogen and fuel cells expected to grow significantly in the near future, Rheinmetall is pushing ahead with its strategy by partnering with an Innovation and Technology centre in Germany.
Set up by the German Federal Government to progress the hydrogen ecosystem in Germany, the Innovation and Technology centre in North Rhine-Westphalia will focus primarily on mobility applications using hydrogen.
Situated in Duisberg, up to €100m ($117m) in development funds is expected to be provided by the Federal Ministry of transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Seeing the potential of partnering with the project, Rheinmetall will look to progressively establish itself in the fuel cell market with the group set to establish an industrialisation centre for mobile and stationary hydrogen applications at its Neuss site.
Along with the safe generation and distribution of hydrogen as well as data security for hydrogen infrastructure, the prime focus will be on the fuel cell systems themselves.
As a consortium partner, Rheinmetall’s role will essentially be to bring its expertise in preparing new products for production to the Innovation and Technology centre run from Duisburg, and to assist young companies in gaining access to the marketplace.
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