The PCB Fuel Cell
The PCBFC™ fuel cell is a high-performance, low-cost, mass-manufacturable fuel cell stack architecture based on the use of printed circuit board (PCB) technology.
Developed using patented technology from Imperial College London and UCL, the PCBFC™ fuel cell can be used in a range of power generation applications ranging from consumer electronics to vehicle prime movers.
Key Technology Features
Low cost construction (independent assessments of <30$/kW for automotive).
Rapid adaptation and manufacture of modules.
Long reliable operating life with integrated fault mitigation.
Mechanically robust, sealed-unit construction method with no need for bulky end-plates.
Stacks to suit design and space requirements.
Integrated power electronics for control benefits and space saving.
Manufactured using well-established printed circuit board fabrication with huge existing global manufacturing capacity.
MEA agnostic construction: applicable to the full range of MEA types and manufacturers.
Fault tolerance: flexible electrical configuration for continuity of performance even if there is an individual module failure.