Polish and Japanese companies to develop hydrogen fuel cell system
The project aims to extend the lifetime of the hydrogen fuel cell system.
Impact Clean Power Technology S.A. (a Polish battery system manufacturer), ITOCHU Plantech Inc., and Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions Corporation started developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for heavy-duty applications.
Based on a Memorandum of Understanding among the three parties, which was concluded last year, the parties have studied the development of a hydrogen fuel cell system for the bus by adopting Toshiba ESS’s polymer electrolyte hydrogen fuel cell stack, which has outstanding durability and stability.
Now Toshiba ESS’s polymer electrolyte hydrogen fuel cell stacks have been shipped to Impact, and Impact will start testing and verifying of hydrogen fuel cell system for the bus as the first application.
Impact is a leading manufacturer of innovative battery systems for transportation, heavy-duty and stationary energy storage in Europe. Combining Toshiba ESS’s high-durability hydrogen fuel cell stack and Impact’s capability of system design and production, Impact aims for early commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell system for mobility which has a double longer lifetime than ever existing, and will study the possibility of applying to truck, train, ship etc. too in the future.
ITOCHU Plantech is in charge of coordination and logistics for this development and will develop new applications for hydrogen fuel cell systems and power generation with a market-oriented approach by utilizing ITOCHU’s network.
Through this collaboration, Impact, ITOCHU Plantech, and Toshiba ESS aim to expand business in the hydrogen value chain in Europe and over the world and contribute to developing a de-carbonization society.