Mercedes Lab1886 supports Rolls-Royce in a pilot project for fuel-cell systems
Zero emissions, long ranges, short refuelling times and a broad application spectrum from passenger cars and buses, to commercial vehicles: the arguments in favour of the fuel cell speak for themselves and make the technology an integral part of the Mercedes-Benz drive strategy.
Its potential, with regard to the transformation of energy and transportation, is huge. However, hydrogen and the fuel cell have clear strengths in applications other than just for mobility: for example, as a derivative for conventional generators for (emergency) power supply.
Lab1886, the innovation unit for business models within Mercedes-Benz, is now supporting drive and energy system provider Rolls-Royce Power Systems in a pilot project in the field of stationary energy supply systems.
On the basis of automotive fuel cells, a holistic concept for future sustainable and independent (emergency) power supply is expected to be established over the coming months.
This is a prime example of the symbiosis of battery and fuel-cell technology and a key step on the road to CO2 neutrality.