Automotive Applications

Power generationfor leisure and commercial applications

Auxiliary Power Units (APU) are used for power generation in mobile applications independently of the drive unit. In this way, on-board equipment can be run with the required power during idling or rest time. Fields of application are in airplanes, on maritime vessels, in trucks, but also in leisure sectors, such as camping (motorhomes, caravans) or on yachts.

OWI is concerned with the technical advancements of APUs based on fuel cell systems that are run by the fuel in the main drive or by further fuels, such as methanol, and are carried along in separate tanks. The aim is to increase their efficiency and service life as well as to reduce pollutant emissions. At the same time, power supply is to be ensured constantly and preferably permanently.