Nedstack, AVL team up to accelerate mass production of third-gen PEMFC stacks

Dutch PEM fuel cell technology provider Nedstack and AVL, the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation, and testing of powertrain systems, have announced a partnership focused on the industrialization of Nedstack’s third-generation fuel cell stack platform.

This partnership marks the formalization of the ongoing cooperation between the two companies, building upon their ongoing collaborations under European-funded research and innovation programs. By joining forces, both companies aim to bring the Nedstack third-generation PEM cell, which has been under development since 2017, to mass production, leveraging AVL’s advanced facilities and technology leadership in stack development and integration.

Nedstack’s third-generation stack platform represents a significant leap forward in the development of PEM fuel cell technology, offering unparalleled power and durability for demanding applications in stationary and maritime environments, according to the company.

“We are thrilled to cooperate further with AVL under this formal framework,” said Mark Rankenberg, CTO of Nedstack. “It will help us package half a decade of advanced cell development in a stack platform which facilitates integration in various systems using all the best practice in which AVL is so proficient. By combining our expertise, resources, and ongoing collaboration, we are taking a giant step towards the mass production of third generation PEM fuel cell technology, which holds immense potential for a wide range of applications.”

Through this collaboration, Nedstack and AVL will focus on optimizing the industrialization process of Nedstack’s third-generation stack platform. The aim is to enhance its manufacturability, scalability, and overall performance, ultimately enabling the seamless integration of PEM fuel cell technology into various industrial applications such as zero-emission ships, stationary power, and off-grid power systems.

“Our partnership with Nedstack is the next step to industrialize fuel cell technology for a mass market, make it affordable and hence accelerate technology deployment,” commented by Juergen Rechberger, VP of Hydrogen & Fuel Cell  of AVL. “By combining Nedstack’s cutting-edge cell technology with AVL’s extensive stack engineering and test capabilities, we are poised to unlock the full potential of third generation PEM fuel cell technology, revolutionizing the future of clean and sustainable power solutions.”

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