Press release

With its subsidiary H-TEC SYSTEMS, GP JOULE will be focusing on the megawatt-scale hydrogen technology market. Fuel Cell Store to take over the brand and production of H-TEC EDUCATION.

Reußenköge/ Lübeck – GP JOULE will be focusing even more on the growth business of developing, manufacturing and selling PEM electrolysers/ stacks on a megawatt-scale through H-TEC SYSTEMS GmbH. H-TEC EDUCATION will be discontinuing business operations as of 31 December 2018. The Lübeck-based company develops and produces models which are mainly designed to illustrate to school and university students how hydrogen technology works. Fuel Cell Store will be taking over the brand, sales and customer service operations of H-TEC EDUCATION.

“There are conflicting trends on the hydrogen market at the moment,” explains Ove Petersen, CEO of GP JOULE. “On the one hand there is an emerging demand for electrolysis solutions in the megawatt class. On the other hand, for years now there has been a decrease in the budgets available to public educational institutions such as schools and universities to purchase teaching models to demonstrate this future technology.”

H-TEC EDUCATION and Fuel Cell Store have a business partnership that dates back some 20 years. The Fuel Cell Store was founded in 1999 as one of the international pioneers of hydrogen technology. The company now offers an extensive product portfolio. Its models and components for fuel cells are used for teaching and training purposes at schools and higher education institutions of various levels and types, as well as in science and research and at industrial R&D laboratories. With the acquisition of Fuel Cell Store by Trygve Enterprises in 2013, has become the leading marketplace for fuel cell related kits and components.

“The acquisition of the H-TEC EDUCATION product lines is a perfect fit for our organization,” says Clinton Anderson, President of Fuel Cell Store. has been selling the H-TEC EDUCATION products for nearly 20 years, that coupled with our experience in marketing, supply chain and logistics spells a great future for more efficiently providing high quality products the customers have come to expect from the H-TEC EDUCATION brand.

Press contact.
Ms Birka Friedrich
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel. +49 (0) 4671-6074-237
Mobile +49 (0) 174-3194644   

Fuel Cell Store Communications
Tel. +1 979 703 1925

Founded in 2009 based on the belief that a 100% renewable energy supply is feasible, GP JOULE is now a system provider for integrated energy solutions from solar, wind and biomass power as well as being a partner at the supply level for heat as well as electric and hydrogen-powered mobility. A pioneer in the area of sectoral cross-linkage, the SME company group has a workforce of over 200 employees at sites in Germany and North America.

H-TEC SYSTEMS belongs to the GP JOULE Group and offers high-quality electrolysis stacks and electrolysis systems, specialising in the polymer-electrolyte-membrane method. With sites in Schleswig-Holstein and Bavaria, the company has been developing innovative techniques and new devices for industrial use on this basis since 2010.

About Trygve Enterprises and Fuel Cell Store.
Trygve Enterprises is the company responsible for, FuelCellsEtc and Magical Microbes. Originally operating as a custom fuel cell components manufacturer (FuelCellsEtc) Trygve Enterprises thrived by providing the fastest lead times, greatest customization and the highest levels of customer service and support. In 2013 Trygve Enterprises utilized these same principles to transform the established to the highest ranked fuel cell related website in the world. The tradition of excellence and constant improvement shall be continued with the 2018 acquisitions of Magical Microbes and H-TEC EDUCATION.