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Amazon to use hydrogen power for material handling equipment

Amazon will begin powering its industrial equipment such as forklifts using the GenKey technology at select fulfillment centre locations


May 19, 2017
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LATHAM, New York — Amazon is planning to use fuel cells and hydrogen technology supplied by Plug Power in its fulfillment network.

Amazon will begin powering its industrial equipment such as forklifts using the GenKey technology at select fulfillment centre locations to enable faster charging times, reduced costs, and support energy efficiency in Amazon’s fulfillment operations.

“This agreement is a tremendous opportunity for Plug Power to further innovate and grow while helping to support the work Amazon does to pick, pack and ship customer orders,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power. “Our hydrogen fuel cell technology, comprehensive service network, and commitment to providing cost-savings for customers has enabled Plug Power to become a trusted partner to many in the industry and we are excited to begin working with Amazon.”

Additionally, Amazon and Plug Power will begin working together on technology collaboration, exploring the expansion of applications for Plug Power’s line of ProGen fuel cell engines.