Fuel Cell Tech

Hydrogen diaphragm compressors and hydrogen fuel cell refueling stations; solar panel manufacturing; hydrogen generation via wind power

Renewable energy and energy efficient technology are the keys to creating a cleaner environment. As a hydrogen compressor manufacturer, PDC Machines’ high pressure diaphragm compressors are instrumental in the development of clean, renewable energy sources like hydrogen fuel cells systems, solar power, wind energy and biomass power.


Fuel cell technology

PDC Machines has long been a proponent of hydrogen as an energy carrier. Over the years we have partnered with the largest gas producers and technology companies to create practical and commercial worldwide acceptance of this concept. The success of these partnerships is well documented as our compressors are the preferred choice in more than 110 high profile hydrogen refueling stations currently in use for vehicles, buses and material handling.


Compressed Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Hydrogen fuel cells for material handling supplied by Linde.


PDC Machines continues to pursue the goal of cost effective solutions in delivering high pressure hydrogen compressors. We are proud to be taking an active role as a component supplier, promoting the growth of commercial hydrogen refueling stations. PDC Machines is actively refining and improving our technology and manufacturing methods used for 350 and 700 bar gas compression to enable commercialized solutions to take hold in the emerging marketplace.


Hydrogen Gas Compressor

Two-stage hydrogen diaphragm compressor supplied to Air Liquide for 350 and 700 bar re-fueling, as part of it’s hydrogen refueling station located in Korea for the Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute (KATRI).


Our clients

Our clients include Air Liquide, Air Products and Chemicals, Air Water, Arizona Public Service, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), Greece, DaimlerChrysler AG, Dynetek Industries, Energy Conversion Devices, H2 Logic, Honda, Hyradix, Hydrogenics, ISE Research, Linde, Nippon Sanso, Proton onsite, Plug Power, Quantum Technologies Worldwide, Schatz Energy Research, SunLine Transit Agency, Teledyne Energy Systems, The Japan Steel Works, and many more.

Click here to review the hydrogen refueling stations using PDC Machines’ compressors or that were packaged by PDC Machines


Solar energy

PDC Machines’ compressors re-circulate process gases for the production of polysilicon and other solar panel coatings and substrates. They also compress gases for crystalline and thin film photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules for solar energy applications.

“The solar industry will advance through a rapid transition in the development and research of materials, devices and processes. PDC Machines, Inc compressors enable further advancements in our production efficiencies and enable us to decrease fabrication costs beyond that of traditional compressors, ultimately building a more competitive solar industry.” 
— AE Polysilicon Corporation.


Re-circulate gas for polysilicon production.


Equipment packaging

With over 30 years of experience in high-pressure hydrogen compression system integration and process knowledge, we are the preferred source for component and systems packaging for hydrogen fueling applications.


Hydrogen Fuel Cell Station

PDC Machines packaged a fueling station inside a container for Air Liquide, for delivering hydrogen to it’s client in Oshawa, Canada for material handling.