Fuel Cell Solutions for Engineering and Testing

Fuel cells are a potentially game-changing technology for mobility and power generation. Fuel cells offer electrical efficiencies above 60%, zero emissions and completely silent and vibration-free operation. The cost of fuel cells has been significantly reduced over the past decade, meaning that they offer a viable business case today for lots of different customer applications. Fuel cells are today already commercially available in many different application areas from small power up to...

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Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) generate efficient and emission-free power for electric vehicles. Fuel cell vehicles (FCV) represent the "all performance cars" in the e-mobility sector i.e. they reach driving ranges similar to conventional cars even in the larger vehicle classes. As the development processes nears commercialization the major fuel cell development efforts are focused on cost reduction, lifetime and reliability optimization.
AVL has developed Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) technology based on solid oxide fuel cells since 2002. The system is operated with conventional diesel fuel and reaches a net electrical power out- put of 3kW at an electrical efficiency of 35%. The system can also provide heat independent of fuel cell operation up to 10kW. The system is intended for truck anti-idling, maritime and other mobile power generator applications.
AVL develops stationary SOFC CHP (combined heat and power) generators covering the complete development process - from system simulation, layout analysis, optimization, component development (reformers, media supply, burners etc.), design and packaging and control - all the way through to prototype manufacturing and testing.