Transportation & Fuel Source Technology
Nuvera to Supply Fuel Cell System for Toro Utility Vehicle
Nuvera Fuel Cells announced
today that it will supply The Toro Company with a PowerFlow
PFV-5 fuel cell system for integration into a Toro Workman utility
vehicle. The Workman is used for a number of applications, including turf
care and facility maintenance.
The Nuvera-powered Workman is being developed under a contract between
Toro and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
(NYSERDA) to create the next generation of turf maintenance equipment
powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The vehicle will be demonstrated by the New
York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP) as part of their award winning "Green Parks Program," The vehicle
will operate at the world renowned Niagara Falls State Park and Beaver
Island State Park and Golf Course, where it will be used to haul turf
materials, assist with refuse and snow removal, and perform other tasks at
"This project is a logical extension of our strategy and ongoing
innovation, and provides us with an opportunity to gain greater operational
experience in hydrogen fuel cells," stated Dana Lonn, director of Toro's
Center for Advanced Turf Technology.
with an H2e fuel cell power module, the
predecessor to PowerFlow, in late 2004 during Toro's early evaluation of
fuel cell technology.
"We are delighted to continue our work with Toro in the industrial
utility vehicle industry," stated Gus Block, Global Market Leader for
PowerFlow. "PowerFlow can withstand the rugged conditions that the Workman
will face in any number of its daily activities, making it the perfect
environmentally- friendly power source."
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