CSA Awards Lunar Power Contract to Hydrogenics


January 7, 2010

Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and fuel cell products, today announced the award of a contract for the development of a next generation power system to be used for surface mobility applications on the moon.

The scope of the contract includes an electrolyzer that produces both hydrogen and oxygen using solar power and a fuel cell system to be used for mobility, auxiliary, and life support systems.

Hydrogenics has partnered with

  • MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA), an internationally recognized leader in information systems, having provided advanced technology solutions to the Canadian space program for over three decades;
  • Routes AstroEngineering, a leader in space related solar power, instrumentation, and control systems; and
  • University of Waterloo, known for its electric drivetrain modeling and energy storage optimization expertise.

“Hydrogenics can provide a unique energy solution for next-generation space exploration, leveraging the power of hydrogen in terms of both energy density and storage capability,” said Daryl Wilson, Hydrogenics President and CEO. “As we gain market traction with commercial installations across the globe, development contracts such as this help refine and advance our technology — making hydrogen an even more attractive resource for a multitude of applications in the years to come.”

About Hydrogenics

Hydrogenics Corporation (www.hydrogenics.com) is a globally recognized developer and provider of hydrogen generation and fuel cell products and services, serving the growing industrial and clean energy markets of today and tomorrow. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Hydrogenics has operations in North America and Europe.