Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH successfully produces emergency power systems based on hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel cell system „HyCabinet S24“ delivered to „DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH“ for rail infrastructure application. | First follow-up order received from Swiss „H2tec AG“ for Proton Motor „HyCabinet S16“ product for road tunnel.

Puchheim and Fuerstenfeldbruck near Munich, June 17, 2024 – At the end of May, the German Federal Cabinet passed the new „Hydrogen Acceleration Act“ for the rapid establishment and expansion of the framework conditions for the production, storage and import of hydrogen. According to the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck, this is another milestone on the way to the hydrogen economy and its market ramp-up in Europe. The long-term and unavoidable reduction of CO2 emissions in all sectors of the economy can only be achieved by switching to renewable energies. Some industrial sectors are not electrifiable in terms of decarbonisation, such as long-haul aircraft. But already now, for example, the „Deutsche Bahn AG“ has formalised the phasing out of diesel generators in the emergency power application by 2026. As an alternative to uninterruptible and emission-free electricity, as is necessary for signal boxes, hydrogen fuel cell systems are available. The German high-tech company „Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH“ ( an currently announce the successful handover and completion of the stationary follow-up order to the DB subsidiary „DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH“. Proton Motor has supplied the customer with a complete hydrogen fuel cell backup power system, which has passed the site acceptance test as well as series and operational testing. The scope of supply includes the plug-and-play „HyCabinet S24“ fuel cell system for indoor use, which consists of three fully redundant „HyModule® S8“ systems.

Installation of „HyCabinet“ system in railway control centre in the greater Berlin area and in Swiss tunnel

With immediate effect, the new rail infrastructure solution will be officially operated under the brand names „EnerRail H024“ and „EnerRail H048“ introduced by the DB Bahnbau Group. A co-operation agreement has been in place since 2015, under which 23 hydrogen fuel cell systems have already been developed and supplied by Proton Motor Fuel Cell for various off-grid power supply units. In addition to the „HyCabinet S24“ product with a nominal output of 24 kW, which is intended for installation in a railway control centre in the greater Berlin area, Proton Motor has also received its first follow-up order from „H2tec AG“. The customer acts as a full-service provider for fuel cell emergency power systems on behalf of the Swiss „Federal Roads Office“ (FEDRO), which operates 300 road tunnels in Switzerland. Following the successful commissioning of the Proton Motor hydrogen fuel cell system „HyFrame® S28“ in the Neuenhof Tunnel in the canton of Aargau in December 2022, the new order for the plug-and-play fuel cell product „HyCabinet S16“ is planned. A „HyModule® S8“ system is integrated into the arrangement as the heart of the package, with the possibility of easy expansion with an additional HyModule® S8.

Professional technology response to safety aspect and emission control regulations

For the safety aspect in road tunnels as well as in signal boxes that need to be equipped with uninterruptible and emission-free power generators, hydrogen fuel cell systems from Proton Motor provide a professional technology answer. The demand for hydrogen fuel cells in the rail and road infrastructure segment illustrates the importance of clean energy from renewable sources. Fuel cells in combination with hydrogen have significant advantages over diesel generators in terms of service and maintenance, and over batteries in terms of energy and power density. They also comply with modern emission control regulations because their supply energy and possible uses are completely green, sustainable and climate-neutral.

DE_Über Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH (
Seit einem Vierteljahrhundert ist die Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH Europas führender Experte für klimaneutrale Energiegewinnung mit CleanTech-Innovationen und auf diesem Gebiet Spezialist für emissionsfreie Wasserstoff-Brennstoffzellen aus eigener Entwicklung und Herstellung. Der Unternehmens-Schwerpunkt liegt auf stationären Anwendungen wie z.B. Notstrom für kritische Infrastrukturen sowie auf Mobilitäts-Lösungen wie etwa Back-to-Base-Anwendungen. Die CO2-bilanzierten maßgeschneiderten Standard- bzw. Hybridsysteme kommen im automotiven, maritimen als auch im Rail-Bereich zum Einsatz. Proton Motors neue automatisierte Serienfertigungsanlage wurde im September 2019 vom bayerischen Wirtschafts- und Energieminister eingeweiht.

Der international tätige Technologie-Marktführer aus Bayern, der derzeit mehr als 100 Mitarbeiter unter der Geschäftsführung von Dr. Faiz Nahab beschäftigt, ist eine 100-prozentige operative Tochter der „Proton Motor Power Systems plc“ ( mit Sitz in England. Seit Oktober 2006 ist die „Green Energy“-Aktie des Mutterkonzerns an der London Stock Exchange notiert mit gleichzeitigem Handel an der Frankfurter Börse (Tickersymbol: „PPS“ / WKN: A3DAJ9 / ISIN: GB00BP83GZ24).

EN_About Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH (
For a quarter of a century, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH has been Europe“s expert in climate-neutral energy generation with CleanTech innovations and in this field, it has specialised in emission-free hydrogen fuel cells developed and manufactured in-house. The corporate focus is on stationary applications such as emergency power for critical infrastructures and mobile solutions such as back-to-base applications. In addition, the CO2-balanced customised or standard respectively hybrid systems are used in the automotive, maritime and rail sectors. Proton Motor“s new automated series production plant was inaugurated in September 2019 by the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy.

The internationally active technology market leader from Bavaria, which currently employs more than 100 people under the CEO management of Dr Faiz Nahab, is a wholly owned operating subsidiary of „Proton Motor Power Systems plc“, based in England. Since October 2006, the parent company’s „Green Energy“ share has been listed on the London Stock Exchange with simultaneous trading in Frankfurt/Main (ticker symbol: „PPS“ / WKN: A3DAJ9 / ISIN: GB00BP83GZ24).

Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH
Ariane Günther
Benzstraße 7
82178 Puchheim
Phone: +49 (89) 127 62 65-96
E-Mail: 44d05fa170d216845b8fd8bb7999bbdef9078416

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