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Multiquip won a World of Concrete Most Innovative Product award for its model H2LT hydrogen fuel cell powered light tower. The H2LT light tower was named the Editor’s Choice in the General Tools and Equipment category.
Held annually at World of Concrete, the MIP award program showcases many of the new products exhibited. A panel of industry experts, many of whom serve on the World of Concrete Educational Advisory Board, reviewed and selected the MIP award winners. The editors reviewed and selected the products in terms of the innovation they bring to the industry.
The Multiquip H2LT light tower is environmentally friendly, pollution-free, allowing it to be operated indoors and can be operated for up to 68 hours at a noise level of 43 decibels at 23 feet. Because of the load following feature of the fuel cell, power is only produced as needed, providing an unmatched fuel efficiency compared to conventional combustion engines running at full load at all times. Production of the H2LT will start in 2011.
This is the second award for Multiquip’s hydrogen light tower. In September 2010, the light tower was awarded the 2010 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award “Mid-Continent Region” for “Notable Technological Achievement.”