Fuel Cell APU Announced
Modine Manufacturing Co. has unveiled a new fuel cell product designed to reduce emissions and cut costs in over the road truck applications. The new advanced idle reduction system (idle-off) incorporates high efficiency, zero emissions fuel cells and utilizes carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant. The new idle-off system can be used for both cooling and heating the sleeper cabin in a heavy-duty truck, creating multiple benefits for truck drivers and fleets, the company said.
The new CO2 air-conditioning and heating system was designed internally by Modine at its research and development facility in
“Our engineers are working on cutting-edge technologies in various areas, including fuel cells, CO2, and HVAC,” said Dr. Jonathan Wattelet, Modine Director of Research and Development. “This product gives us an opportunity to combine these technologies in one package.”