LATHAM, N.Y., June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leading provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, has again been named to the Top Green Providers list for 2019 by Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain.

Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership are enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Each year, the criteria for earning a spot on the list become more stringent for applicants. For example, the editorial staff evaluates a company’s participation in such programs as the EPA’s SmartWay and other recognized sustainability programs; facilities that are LEED-certified, and/or feature solar panels, LED lighting, and other energy saving installations and retrofits that produce measurable reductions in GHG emissions, to name a few.

2019 marks the third year Plug Power has been named on the Top Green Providers list. Through its GenDrive fuel cell product line and GenFuel hydrogen fueling stations, Plug Power has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to offering material handing fleet customers sustainable zero emission solutions to power their material handling equipment. Food and beverage companies like Walmart, Kroger, Supervalu, and Carrefour in Europe have made the decision to utilize hydrogen fuel cells to power their forklift truck fleets, dramatically improving their carbon footprint.

Plug Power entered the on-road vehicle market with its ProGen fuel cell engine product suite, expanding its product breadth and application reach within the logistics supply chain. Recently announced and marking the first commercial scale deployment of fuel cells for on-road logistics, Plug Power is partnering with electric vehicle manufacturer StreetScooter with an initial delivery of 100 hydrogen fuel cell-powered delivery trucks. Additionally, Plug Power has announced the acquisition of EnergyOr. Plug Power will use EnergyOr’s complementary lightweight compact fuel cell systems to power growing logistics applications utilizing robotics, autonomous vehicles, and UAVs.

"Our Top Green Providers demonstrate leadership in sustainability throughout the global food supply chain, from better management of natural resources to technology applications and operational improvements that reduce food waste from the farm to the retailer to the end consumer," notes Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director. "Environmental stewardship is a defining feature for these companies, as is their determination to continually raise the sustainability bar year after year."

“Plug Power’s hydrogen fuel cell solutions continue to prove the positive influence sustainable energy has on performance, revenue, and profitability for business growth,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power. “We have proven this in the warehouse and in manufacturing, having deployed more than 25,000 fuel cell units to date. Now, we’re transforming e-mobility applications for delivery logistics on the road and in the air. We’re honored to be named to the Top Green Providers list for the third year in a row as we continue build and expand our portfolio of advanced technology, zero emission commercial solutions that enable customers to move product around the world in the cleanest way possible.”

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About Plug Power Inc.
The architect of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power is the innovator that has taken hydrogen and fuel cell technology from concept to commercialization. Plug Power has revolutionized the material handling industry with its full-service GenKey solution, which is designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. The Company’s GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and serve a customer. With proven hydrogen and fuel cell products, Plug Power replaces lead acid batteries to power electric industrial vehicles, such as the lift trucks customers use in their distribution centers. 

Extending its reach into the on-road electric vehicle market, Plug Power’s ProGen platform of modular fuel cell engines empowers OEMs and system integrators to rapidly adopt hydrogen fuel cell technology. ProGen engines are proven today, with thousands in service, supporting some of the most rugged operations in the world. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future. Learn more at www.plugpower.com.

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