Scientists have made significant progress in the design of essential components used in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Improving performance will reduce production costs and help achieve a clean future for cars.
Mobility driven by hydrogen is getting closer thanks to next-generation fuel cell systems
Since the use of hybrid cars and fully electric batteries is widespread, the importance of hydrogen as a versatile, clean and safe energy carrier is increasingly recognized. Although its use in transport is gaining momentum, the current market share of electric fuel cell vehicles (VEPC) is small due to high costs and efficiency problems. A group of experts is addressing this challenge as part of the EU-funded project INN-BALANCE. Recently the group has determined the interfaces between the crucial components of the VEPC technology to improve its design.
As mentioned in a press release published on the project’s website: «Important milestones have been reached regarding the interfaces between the components and the fuel cell module, as well as the design of the battery cover and the anode, the cathode and the cooling modules».