ElringKlinger Fuel Cell Stack Awarded as “Best Success Story” within the Framework of European R & D project

By November 28, 2019 2   min read  (362 words)

November 28, 2019 |

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ElringKlinger AG has successfully developed a low-temperature fuel cell stack (NM12) with a very high power density.

As part of VOLUMETRIQ, a project funded by the European Commission, ElringKlinger presented PEMFC stacks with extraordinary performance data that set new standards on an international level. The NM12 stacks are suitable for use in passenger cars, commercial vehicles and other high-performance applications.

The fuel cell stack developed by ElringKlinger is an integral part of the research and development project VOLUMETRIQ funded by the European Commission and the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

The partners Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells, Solvay Specialty Polymers, and CNRS Montpellier continued to play a key role in the development of cell components. The NM12 platform has extraordinary performance data: the volumetric power density is 5.7 kW / l. With a current density of 2.5 A / cm², a central project goal was achieved, which underlines the high level of performance.

ElringKlinger’s innovativeness in fuel cell development was met with great response in an international comparison. At the FCH JU Awards in 2019, ElringKlinger was among the winners of the “VOLUMETRIQUE” project as “Best Success Story” in the “Hydrogen & Fuel Cells” sector. The FCH JU Awards, presented last night in Brussels, honor particularly successful and innovative projects in the field of fuel cell and hydrogen technology in Europe.

“With the NM12 low-temperature fuel cell, ElringKlinger is presenting a PEMFC stack based on metallic bipolar plates with an electrical output of up to 150 kWel for automotive and commercial vehicle applications. In doing so, we have developed a stack platform that sets new standards on the international level with its performance indicators. As our industrialization expertise has already been systematically introduced in component development, the NM12 is now a fuel cell stack intended for mass production. This result stands for the innovative power of ElringKlinger, “explains Armin Diez, Vice President of E-Mobility and New Business Areas at ElringKlinger AG.

ElringKlinger has been active in fuel cell technology for more than 20 years, focusing on PEMFC stacks. They offer high power density and high dynamics in the provision of power, are ideal for mobile applications and – with a decentralized hydrogen supply – can already be used today.


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