f-cell: The growing applications for fuel cell technologies

Why is Bosch introducing fuel cells for different use cases? And how do the company’s fuel cell innovations effectively serve a range of markets? Those were the points of discussion presented by Jürgen Gerhardt, Senior Vice-President of Fuel Cell Mobility Solutions at Robert Bosch as he spoke at f-cell Stuttgart this morning.

The Germany-based company currently manufacturers two different types of fuel cells, both of which were introduced today by Gerhardt. “We have our solid oxide fuel cell for stationary use cases and our proton-exchange membrane fuel cells for mobile applications,” he told the audience.

“You might wonder why we have been two different approaches of fuel cells to serve different needs and I will explain why we are doing so.”

Focusing on Bosch’s solid oxide fuel cell, Gerhardt explained the key performance indicators (KPIs) of the innovation. “Looking at the KPIs of our solid oxide fuel cell approach, number one of course is the efficiency.”

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