Plug Power to Boost GenDrive Units

SAN DIEGO—Plug Power Inc., a developer of hydrogen fuel-cell-based power systems for electric lift trucks, will integrate Boostcap ultracapacitors from Maxwell Technologies Inc. into its GenDrive power units.

The ultracapacitors will be delivered during the third and fourth quarters, according to David Schramm, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer.

"Productivity drives purchasing decisions in the material handling industry," says Andy Marsh, president and CEO of Plug Power. "Integrating Maxwell's ultracapacitors into our fuel-cell systems enhances the value of our GenDrive product for our customers. Ultracapacitors’ burst power capabilities for lifting, as well as regenerative braking for energy recuperation and longer operating life, make them an ideal complement to hydrogen fuel cells in this application."

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