Advent Technologies has entered into an agreement with Airbus to develop an optimised Ion Pair™ Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) for hydrogen fuel cells.
The project will aim to accelerate the development of Advent’s MEA and benchmark the Ion Pair MEA against aviation requirements and current technological limits.
Under the agreement, Airbus will provide a portion of the financial contribution to the project and share extensive knowledge of the aviation industry. Advent has also agreed to invest in people, materials, hardware, and third-party research centres to contribute to the goals of the project.
The combined value of Advent and Airbus’ investment pursuant to the agreement stands at $13m, with the project anticipated to take place over the next two years and commence simultaneously with the execution of the agreement.
Last November (2023), Dr Chris Kaskavelis, Chief Strategy Officer of Advent Technologies, said, “We are pleased to announce that Airbus and Advent have aligned visions and efforts to achieve hydrogen flight.
“Both companies believe that HT-PEM is a promising technology to be benchmarked and developed as it can enable better thermal management for airplanes.”
Earlier this month (January), Advent Technologies Holdings secured project funding approval of $1.83m from the Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP).
Spanning across three years, the ‘Modular Efficient Power Generation with Advanced Fuel Cell Power Convertors’ project is expected to pioneer the development of a modular, scalable, high-density DC-DC power convertor, specifically tailored for Advent’s next generation high temperature proton exchange membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cell applications.
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