Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH

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Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH
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We bring environmental friendliness to water and at sea:

Fuel cell drives from Proton Motor for maritime mobility

The German hydrogen fuel cell producer Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH ( enables ship and maritime manufacturers to realize climate-neutral fuel cell drives. The company specializes in modular systems using graphitic bipolar plates, as only these meet the technical and commercial requirements of the applications. Due to very high fuel cell performance in conjunction with modularly scalable systems, every performance requirement can be achieved. 

Emission-free "Made in Germany" quality since 1998

We supply complete systems with our self-designed fuel cells including control and software with the common communication interfaces as "plug & play". Optionally, a coordinated DC-DC converter can be integrated into the system scope of delivery.

The company, which has been operating successfully internationally since 1998, has settled all areas – hydrogen fuel cell development as well as series production and testing – at a location near Munich in Bavaria. With over a hundred employees, quick-witted and flexible structures are also guaranteed.

Lighthouse projects such as fuel cell ferry in Hamburg

Proton Motor is optimally positioned for the future as a reliable supplier of alternative "green" drive technology. It has established itself in many lighthouse projects for maritime applications. Currently, the company is in a new project with the leader in electric mobility on water, "Torqeedo GmbH", to develop a marine hydrogen hybrid system building kit. It is also working for one of the world`s largest shipbuilding groups based in Trieste, "Fincantieri S.p.A.". Moreover, Proton Motor was the world's first fuel cell system provider that has powered a passenger ferry in Hamburg for six years between 2009 and 2014 with a 50 kW fuel cell system.

For further growth and specific orders, tailor-made fuel cell solutions are to be implemented with innovative ship and propulsion manufacturers. Proton Motor also prepares the way to emission-free maritime mobility for ship manufacturers that do not have extensive engineering resources.


About Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH (

For more than 20 years, Proton Motor has been Europe`s expert in climate-neutral energy generation with cleantech innovations and in this field, it has specialised in emission-free hydrogen fuel cells developed and manufactured in-house. The corporate focus is on stationary applications such as emergency power for critical infrastructures and mobile solutions such as back-to-base applications. In addition, the customised or standard hybrid systems are used in the automotive, maritime and rail sectors. The new automated series production plant was inaugurated in September 2019 by the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs.

In addition to CO2-neutral fuel cell solutions, the internationally active technology market leader from Bavaria also offers battery-powered uninterruptible power supply (UPS) via its "SPower" product line. The company, which currently employs more than 100 people under the CEO management of Dr Faiz Nahab, is a wholly owned operating subsidiary of "Proton Motor Power Systems plc", based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Since October 2006, the parent company's "green energy" share has been listed on the London Stock Exchange with simultaneous trading in Frankfurt/Main (ticker symbol: "PPS" / WKN: A0LC22 / ISIN: GB00B140Y116).