The study will develop a robust and detailed business case to manufacture Bramble Energy’s revolutionary PCBFC™ technology for the automotive sector in the UK.
With funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) as part of the UK government’s Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) Feasibility Study Round 3, the PCBFC™ Range Extender feasibility study will develop a robust and detailed business case to manufacture Bramble Energy’s printed circuit board fuel cell (PCBFC™) for the automotive sector in the UK. The project will engage with stakeholders across the supply chain, end-users, OEMs and infrastructure providers.
The detailed business case will address the challenges of the fuel cell sector, namely the high cost of fuel cell vehicles, and work with customers and hydrogen suppliers to develop a robust and detailed business case for manufacturing fuel cells in the UK. This will have significant job creation opportunities both directly within the PCBFC™ manufacturing industry, but also across the UK’s hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain, a sector which has a crucial role in reducing CO2 emissions and delivering Net Zero.
Different to any other fuel cell manufacturer, Bramble Energy has designed a proton exchange membrane fuel cell within a printed circuit board. The 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.
Tom Mason, CEO at Bramble Energy says “The automotive sector in the UK has a huge task to decarbonise in a timely and efficient manner before the 2050 target. Developing a robust case for hydrogen fuel cell technology to slash emissions will be vital in ensuring the future of the industry.”
“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.”
If you are an OEM, Tier 1 or fleet manager and want to discuss how Bramble’s technology can address the challenges you face with a completely customisable solution, get in touch with our team now.