Advent Technologies opens fuel cell R&D and manufacturing facility in Boston

On 3 April, Advent Technologies held an opening ceremony for its new fuel cell R&D and manufacturing facility at Hood Park in Charlestown, Massachusetts. This facility will allow the company to expand its production capacity and fulfil the rising global demand for electrochemistry components.

Guests toured Advent’s new facility, which has:

  • State-of-the-art coating machines that support the seamless transition from prototypes to initial production runs for advanced membranes and electrodes of fuel cells.
  • A fully analytical department dedicated to quality control, performance analysis, and improving product lifetime.
  • Fuel cell and electrolyzer test stations for statistical process control and development of next-generation membrane electrode assembly (MEA) materials.
  • An engineering lab for developing automated assembly processes for MEAs and stacks.

Advent’s new state-of-the-art facility at Hood Park brings together the company’s corporate office staff, previously located at 200 Clarendon Street in downtown Boston, and its R&D team from Somerville’s Greentown Labs. The facility is equipped to manufacture a range of innovative products, including the Ion Pair™ MEA. This next-generation MEA technology aims to revolutionize the global market by enabling fuel cells to have an expected lifetime of at least three times longer and also deliver double the power density of the company’s earlier fuel cell systems, making them ideal for heavy-duty mobility applications.

Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, Advent’s Chairman and CEO, said: “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Governor Maura Healey, other elected officials, esteemed guests, and our business partners for joining us at the grand opening of Advent’s new fuel cell R&D and manufacturing facility. Their presence was a testament to the importance of the clean energy industry in Massachusetts and the potential of hydrogen technology. On behalf of the entire Advent team, I would like to thank them for their support and encouragement as we strive to become a leader in the electrochemistry components industry and help accelerate the global transition to a net-zero carbon future.”

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