New high performance 100kW hydrogen fuel cell architecture displayed at JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition

  • Provides primary motive power for premium sector and high performance fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)
  • Proprietary evaporatively-cooled (EC) technology provides world leading stack power density  
  • Available to vehicle manufacturers through technology licensing programmes and joint development agreements
  • Stand: UK Pavilion, Booth 357

Loughborough, UK – 14th May 2015 - The energy technology group, Intelligent Energy, will showcase its innovative 100kW automotive fuel cell architecture at the JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition, Yokohama, Japan on May 20-22. The technology provides vehicle manufacturers with a new high performance solution for the next generation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) by utilising the company’s superior stack technology, designed to deliver primary power within an advanced electric driveline.

“Extensive research, engineering, cost reduction and test activities have been carried out by our Motive division to help provide a solution for the automotive industry, which has been seeking a new, high power fuel cell architecture,” says James Batchelor, Intelligent Energy’s Motive managing director. “We have over 25 years experience developing high power density, scalable fuel cell systems and have already forged collaborative commercial partnerships with major vehicle manufacturers: our 100kW architecture will provide impetus for the evolution of next generation FCEVs.”

Intelligent Energy’s 100kW architecture will be available to vehicle manufacturers through technology licensing programmes and joint development agreements. The company’s unique stack technology offers world leading power density of 3.5kW/l (volumetric) and 3.0kW/kg (gravimetric), while being engineered for low cost, high volume series production.

“Our proprietary, evaporatively-cooled (EC) technology is a crucial enabler for achieving new, high stack power densities,” continues Batchelor. “Intelligent Energy’s EC design negates the requirement for individual cooling channels between cells. This reduces the mass and provides packaging and weight advantages when compared to conventional liquid-cooled fuel cell stacks.”

The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan will already be familiar with Intelligent Energy’s innovations, following an existing collaboration with Suzuki Motor Corporation. The partnership introduced the world’s first type approved fuel cell powered scooter, which utilises Intelligent Energy’s 4kW fuel cell systems. The two companies have also established a joint venture that manufactures stacks and fuel cell systems from a ready to scale production facility in Japan.


About Intelligent Energy 
Intelligent Energy Holdings plc is an energy technology group which develops efficient and clean hydrogen fuel cell power systems for the global automotive, consumer electronics, distributed power and generation markets – from powering zero-emission vehicles to compact energy packs for mobile devices and stationary power units for the always-on infrastructure.

Working with international companies, Intelligent Energy aims to embed its technology in mass market applications to solve the challenges of continuous power and productivity, by creating everyday energy solutions to power people’s lives. The Group’s intellectual property and expertise is based around proprietary fuel cell technologies, which are the product of over 25 years of research and development.  Its patent portfolio includes more than 900 patents granted (and over 1000 patents pending) across more than 400 patent families. The Group also maintains a significant body of confidential know-how and trade secrets.

With its principal facility and headquarters in Loughborough, UK, the company also has operations in India, Japan and Singapore, a commercial office in Silicon Valley, USA, and development facilities collocated with NASA operations in Florida, USA. Intelligent Energy Holdings plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: IEH).

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