Hyundai Motor, Kia, Gore to jointly develop PEM for hydrogen fuel cell systems

Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation and W. L. Gore & Associates have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of advanced polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) for hydrogen fuel cell systems. The joint effort between the parties will encompass key aspects of PEM development.

The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to develop an advanced PEM for next-generation fuel cell electric commercial vehicles.

For over 15 years, Hyundai Motor, Kia and Gore have been collaborating in the field of fuel cells. Building on this relationship, the partnership will now focus on jointly developing an optimal fuel cell system for commercial vehicles, with a specific emphasis on enhancing performance and durability.

Gore, an advanced materials company based in Delaware, USA, brings expertise in PEM, catalyst coated membrane and membrane electrode assembly (MEA) technology to the partnership. Combining Gore’s PEM technology with Hyundai Motor and Kia’s fuel cell expertise, Hyundai Motor and Kia aim to incorporate advanced PEM technology into next-generation fuel cell systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and non-automotive sectors.

“We look forward to advancing our long-standing partnership with Hyundai Motor and Kia,” said Michelle Augustine, Gore Clean Energy Business Group Leader. “Leveraging our advanced PEM technology solutions, we will work together with Hyundai Motor and Kia to enable them to deliver fuel cell vehicles that provide a performance and cost advantage to consumers.”

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