Designed for use with Class 1 and 2 lift trucks, the Model 1 is powered by an 11-gallon methanol fuel tank that can power two eight-hour shifts. In addition, Oorja Protonics claims the new fuel cell is 50 times more powerful than other direct methanol fuel cell products. It has a 4.5kW power output and an operating cost of 0.18/kW-hour, the company says.
Oorja Protonics Methanol Fuel Cell
The new OorjaPac Model 1 methanol fuel cell from Oorja Protonics continuously “trickle-charges” the on-board battery in a material handling vehicle, regardless of whether the vehicle is operating or parked. This ensures the battery never reaches a state of deep discharge, according to the company.