Fuel cell manufacturer Semcon is planning to automate its production of hydrogen-powered cells and is introducing robots to the Powercell plant in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Fuel cells powered by hydrogen produce electricity and heat with no emissions other than water.

The company, in partnership with Powercell, is able to streamline manufacturing, reduce costs and enhance quality thanks to an automated production environment.

'As part of this partnership, Semcon is supplying test concepts, production equipment, installation and commissioning for a semi-automatic trial production of fuel cells,' says Thomas Lydhig, technical project manager at Semcon.

'We have worked with Semcon for a long time, and we consider this to be a natural choice of partner now that we are scaling up our production,' said Per Wassén, CEO of Powercell.