Faurecia partner with CEA-Liten on fuel cell development
Thematic : Conversion - Hydrogen and gas
Release : 21/09/2017
CEA-Liten and Faurecia have announced a five years partnership of research and development for fuel cells.
CEA-Liten (member of “Carnot Energies du futur” institute) and Faurecia, one of the major world-renowned automotive suppliers, have announced a five years partnership of research and development for fuel cells.
Faurecia will benefit from CEA’s expertise and a 20-year long experience of research studies in the field of fuel cells and key components such as bipolar plates. Combined with Faurecia expertise in fluid dynamics and catalysis, the Group will be able to develop, mass-produce and commercialize a high performance fuel cell stack that will meet the automotive industry’s market expectations.
Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia says:
“Our partnership with the CEA marks an important new step in Faurecia's strategy to develop a reliable offer for fuel cell technologies. We are convinced that this technology, which offers large autonomy and fast refueling times, will coexist with battery electric vehicles. It is, especially for commercial vehicles, an effective alternative. In addition, hydrogen production is an efficient way to store green electricity".
Florence Lambert, CEO of CEA-Liten says:
“For more than 20 years, CEA is developing hydrogen powered fuel cells in order to meet the challenges of clean mobility. We are really committed to support Faurecia in its ambition to address the market of powered hydrogen electric vehicles, a strong message for the French industry.”
In the field of fuel cells technologies, Faurecia has also concluded an agreement with STELIA Aerospace Composites and has invested in Ad-Venta for the development of high pressure hydrogen tanks and compact valves.