Well, Johnny Cash may have once had the Folsom Prison Blues, but things are looking sunnier now days for the residents of Folsom, California. Local company Altergy Systems has announced that they have developed the world’s first automated assembly line for fuel cells.
This high volume, automated assembly line is capable of producing thousands of fuel cells every day. One of the major drawbacks for moving to a hydrogen economy based upon fuel cells has been the cost of producing the hand-built units.
Complete with robotic arms and conveyor belts, the Altergy Systems assembly line cuts costs with automation and by using low cost materials in the fuel cells. Johnny Cash may have once heard that train a comin’, but that same noise now represents the sound of progress in fuel cells moving forward at the speed of an oncoming freight train.