Bramble Energy has secured government funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) as part of the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) – a programme supporting large-scale industrialisation to build electrified supply chains in the UK. The Scale-up Readiness Validation, SuRV, competition will aid Bramble Energy’s PCBFC™ pilot-scale production line, aiming to scale-up and support the growth of manufacturing and expansion of businesses in the UK automotive supply chain.
Tom Mason, Bramble Energy CEO said “Our technology presents the best case for hydrogen fuel cell technology within the sector. Our simplified and lower cost approach means a viable net zero transport solution which can be scaled quickly.”
Different to any other fuel cell manufacturer, Bramble Energy’s printed circuit board fuel cell (PCBFC™) has a series of advantages, including a simpler design, lower cost materials and a manufacturing process which leverages the existing PCB supply chain to scale-up fuel cell production.
SuRV was launched after insight showed there is often a need to validate products or processes to de-risk the making of key decisions for much greater investment.
Ian Constance, CEO, Advanced Propulsion Centre said “I am pleased that this project has been successfully funded, sharing part of £25 million from our Scale-Up Readiness Validation competition. With this support, the APC aims to increase confidence in large-scale manufacturing investments to build electrified supply chains in the UK. It is vital, in the transition to net zero, that the automotive sector seizes the opportunity to grow the industry, create or safeguard jobs and build on the expertise anchored here in the UK.”