|By Business Wire||
|April 10, 2014 07:02 AM EDT||
Intelligent Energy, the international power technology company, today announced that it has strengthened its long-standing U.S. presence by establishing a commercial facility in San Jose, California, at the heart of Silicon Valley on the U.S. West Coast. With the objective of working more closely with the company’s Silicon Valley based partners, Intelligent Energy’s local operations will be led by Julian Hughes, Group Corporate Development Director and executive team member of Intelligent Energy who is also based in the area. The company first established its US presence more than a decade ago.
Highly flexible and with the ability to cover a broad power range from less than a Watt to 200kW, Intelligent Energy’s high performance proprietary fuel cell systems are designed for easy integration to speed up time-to-market for companies looking to offer innovative products to their customers for automotive, consumer electronics (CE), and distributed power and generation applications.
Dr. Henri Winand, CEO of Intelligent Energy said: “We are excited to have a base in the heart of the innovation capital of the United States. We are keen to expand our network of partners and establish collaborations that will enable the accelerated commercialisation of our fuel cell technology.”
The U.S. is among the top growth markets for fuel cell technologies, with the Department of Energy (DOE) encouraging states to set policies, provide funding and create collaborations to drive industry momentum and keep the U.S. competitive. California is among the top five states in the U.S. to lead the charge for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies – with strong support for fuel cell transport and large stationary fuel cell power generation.
Julian Hughes, Group Corporate Development Director, Intelligent Energy said: “The U.S., and California in particular, is a leader in the roll-out of fuel cell technology. Refocusing our resources on the San Francisco Bay area gives us the ability to work with our partners at the early design stage, while also enabling us to be more actively involved in market-shaping activities, such as our participation in the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.”
About Intelligent Energy
Intelligent Energy develops efficient and clean energy technology for the global consumer electronics, automotive and distributed power and generation markets – from compact energy packs for mobile devices, to powertrains for zero-emission vehicles, and stationary power units for the always-on infrastructure.
Our advanced technology architecture is used by international companies to create differentiated, cost-efficient fuel cell power systems for mass market applications. It enables Intelligent Energy and our industry partners to solve the challenges of continuous power and productivity, by creating convenient everyday energy solutions to power your life.
Intelligent Energy’s headquarters and principal facility is located at Loughborough in the UK Midlands region.
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