ReliOn, the leading provider of high reliability fuel cell solutions for backup and grid-support power applications, today announced a new patent issuance. Patent number 8,192,889 protects the novel architecture internal to ReliOn’s E-series product line and broadens ReliOn’s position as a leader in core fuel cell technology development.
Gary Flood, ReliOn’s president and CEO, commented, “One of ReliOn’s strengths is its ability to innovate in order to move fuel cell science to commercial reality. This new patent enables us to produce lower cost fuel cell products that are manufactured simply and utilize automated assembly, while retaining the robust, high reliability needed in the marketplace. As ReliOn’s fourth generation product line, the E-series fuel cell systems, offer customers a fuel cell power generator with no external balance of plant at a price point that represents savings in most business cases.”
Unlike many PEM fuel cell companies, ReliOn continues to develop and manufacture its own core fuel cell components. ReliOn’s fuel cell architectures are unique in that they do not use complicated bipolar plates or flow fields. The advancement in the E-series consists of a plate and plastic frame architecture which simplifies manufacturing and allows for advanced air-cooling and membrane management, increasing the durability and efficiency of the products. The E-series product line represents a significant generational cost reduction and power density improvement over previous products and enables industry leading turnkey power solutions for end customers.
ReliOn’s continuous innovation in core technology has made it a leader in the development and marketing of modular, fault-tolerant fuel cell products for customers seeking solutions to critical backup power applications. With more than 1,400 sites serving customers in 42 U.S. states and 34 countries, ReliOn customers enjoy the benefits of high reliability, low operating costs and easy maintenance. ReliOn products are tested or certified to stringent standards from CSA, UL, CE, Telcordia NEBS and China TTL Labs. ReliOn fuel cells…simply powerful. www.relion-inc.com.