Recognised as the next generation of the company’s membrane electrode assembly (Advent MEA), these feature significant improvements in the systems lifetime and also strong potential for increasing the power density.

The MEA has been created as part of a joint development program with the US Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, Advent’s Chairman and CEO of Advent Technologies, said, “To put it simply for the sake of our current and future customers and investors, we will soon be able to manufacture fuel cells that last at least three times as long and have double the power density of our previous systems.

“This development will revolutionise the fuel cell industry. These will be the first PEM-based fuel cells worldwide that can consistently operate above 100 degrees Celcius for more than 10,000 hours and are ideal for heavy-duty mobility.

“In addition, the HT-PEM technology can support multiple fuels, efuels, and low-grade hydrogen on board and operate under extreme conditions (-38 to +50 degrees Celsius). The above is essential for mobility and off-grid applications and clearly separates us from current PEM technology competitors.”

Gregoriou continued, “Since our IPO only a year ago, our goal has been to reduce the total cost of ownership of fuel cells to the point that we can replace diesel generators and combustion engines.

“The mandate from the aerospace, marine, and heavy-duty automotive industry is clear: they want to move to high-temperature fuel cell technology. We believe that we will be able to provide the best product at the best price.

“We are looking to form joint development agreements with select strategic partners that will enable them to bring the next generation of fuel cells to the market, therefore replacing the need for conventional fuels while producing clean power.”

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