Hydrogenics, through its German operating unit, has been awarded a contract by Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space (DLR) to supply a series of next-generation fuel cell modules for aircraft power applications.

DLR is currently working on several projects such as the Multifunctional APU and the Antares H3, scheduled to take flight in 2011.

Hydrogenics will supply several heavy-duty, high durability HyPM HD10 fuel cell power modules with delivery scheduled early next year.

The design and final assembly of the fuel cell systems will be performed in Germany in cooperation with DLR.

Hydrogenics president and CEO Daryl Wilson said that the next generation of HD Series will demonstrate much higher levels of power density and compactness enabling easier integration into aircraft applications.

Hydrogenics is a developer and provider of hydrogen generation and fuel cell products and services.