UK-based fuel cell engineering company Intelligent Energy has been awarded a grant by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).
The grant will fund an APC programme which will enable Intelligent Energy to expand manufacturing and help develop the UK’s fuel cell system supply chain.
For the programme, Intelligent Energy will partner with Changan, China’s 4th largest car manufacturer, and ADL, a leading UK-based bus manufacturer. The programme will see Intelligent Energy integrate its latest generation high powered fuel cell systems into the programme partners’ SUVs and buses.
“This APC award comes at just the right time for Intelligent Energy. UK Government support provides a strong platform for our automotive ambitions,” said David Woolhouse, CEO of Intelligent Energy.
“Fuel cell electric vehicle deployment is key if the automotive industry is to meet low carbon targets. The time is right for the industry to welcome new drivetrain solutions and we look forward to working with our partners, Changan and Alexander Dennis, as well as future partners who can benefit from this technology.”
“The UK is well placed to be a leading manufacturer of fuel cell powertrains, and Intelligent Energy is proud to invest in jobs directly and through our suppliers to support that growth.”
Under the programme, fuel cell stacks and systems in the range of 30kW to 120kW will be developed based on Intelligent Energy’s high-power metal plate fuel cell technology and tested in bus and passenger car applications.