- Bramble Energy’s new company headquarters based in Crawley, West Sussex, spans nearly 34,000 square feet and is three-times larger than previous HQ
- New state-of-the-art facility represents Bramble Energy’s rapid growth and continued momentum
- The multi-million-pound investment includes the creation of a Hydrogen Innovation Hub – a world-leading hydrogen fuel cell research, development, and testing facility
- New facility aims to level up the UK’s hydrogen and fuel cell testing capability
- Bramble Energy has developed the world’s first printed circuit board fuel cell (PCBFCTM) stack technology
- Revolutionary technology provides a viable route for accessing the hydrogen economy as they can be manufactured in almost any size or arrangement at much greater speed and scale than traditional electrochemical stacks, at a much lower cost
Crawley, UK, 10 August 2023: Bramble Energy, an innovator in fuel cell technology, has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Crawley, West Sussex. The expansive new facility, which includes a world-leading hydrogen innovation and development hub, is a multi-million-pound investment representing the company’s extraordinary growth since launching in 2016.
Founded as a university spin-out, then developed in the garage of co-founder and CEO Dr Tom Mason, Bramble Energy has rapidly gained momentum with its revolutionary fuel cell technology based on cutting-edge printed circuit board (PCB) technology. The remarkable business growth has led to the demand for a larger facility that can accommodate Bramble Energy’s projected expansion and support the scale up of its technology to transform the hydrogen fuel cell industry.
The facility, Atrium Court, spans almost 34,000 square feet, more than three times the size of its previous premises. The sprawling facility is prepared to accommodate Bramble Energy’s growing workforce, which has increased tenfold from just eight staff in 2020 to over 80 today.
At the heart of Atrium Court lies the Hydrogen Innovation Hub, a world-leading research, development, and testing facility dedicated to hydrogen fuel cells, electrolysers and sensors. The facility can support every element of their technology development and critically, scale it up. Concepts can be taken through from the R&D phase all the way up to production-ready technology, as well as test fuel cells producing single digit Watts up to multi kW sizes required to service the heaviest of mobility industries.
Dr Tom Mason, Bramble Energy co-founder and CEO, commented: “We are extremely proud to move into our new, state-of-the-art headquarters, which represents a major milestone for Bramble Energy. Our success and growth has been phenomenal in a very short amount of time, which is in no small part to our technology but also the support we have received and having a talented and dedicated team.
Our world-leading Hydrogen Innovation Hub at Atrium Court will significantly contribute to levelling up the UK’s hydrogen and fuel cell testing capability. It will play a crucial role in our future development as we revolutionise the shift towards cleaner and sustainable energy solutions.”
Bramble Energy’s breakthrough innovation in hydrogen fuel cell technology and design utilising its PCB-X™ platform, is solving the key challenges in the production of hydrogen fuel cells and accelerating the hydrogen mobility industry with the world’s first printed circuit board (PCB) hydrogen fuel cell. The patent-protected solution means it can design, manufacture, test, and ship a PCB fuel cell in a matter of weeks, at a game-changing significantly lower cost than the typical industry standard.
Financial support has been instrumental in Bramble Energy’s growth trajectory. As well as raising equity finance through VCs, UK Government-funded initiatives have been well received. Bramble Energy successfully secured £5 million in funding in July 2020, raised an additional £35 million in February 2022, and in May 2023, was awarded £12 Million in funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre to provide its fuel cell technology to a hydrogen bus project.
About Bramble Energy
Bramble Energy is powering a Net Zero world – today – and is proving to be a real game changer in solving key challenges in the production of hydrogen fuel cells including: lead times, up-front investment, manufacturing cost and scalability.
Co-founded in 2016 by Dr Tom Mason in the research labs at Imperial College of London and University College of London, Bramble Energy through revolutionary fuel cell design and manufacturing techniques, has developed the unique printed circuit board (PCB) fuel cell – the PCBFC™. A patent protected fuel cell that can be manufactured in almost all printed circuit board (PCB) factories worldwide.
Bramble is fast becoming the leading hydrogen fuel cell provider for a cleaner and more sustainable world. Home for Bramble Energy is a state-of-the-art facility in Gatwick, UK, where they have launched their portable power product range and are developing their high-power density, liquid-cooled fuel cell systems under the same scalable low-cost technology platform.
For more information about Bramble Energy visit: https://www.brambleenergy.com/