Future Technologies

Hydrogen fuel cells will play an invaluable role in defining current and future sources of renewable energy for commercial and industrial uses. Inherently, HyPlat has positioned itself to be a fore runner in developing technology that will define hydrogen fuel cells in the next few years. HyPlat has made significant advances in second generation membrane electrode assemblies (MEA) and gas diffusion layers (GDL). These technologies will provide an order of magnitude of improved performance which are highly suitable for the automotive industry and advanced applications. The technology affords the hydrogen fuel cell industry greater performance, durability and lower costs. These technologies are briefly described below.

Nanofiber Electrodes
Nanofiber Electrodes
The team is developing second generation HyPlat MEAs with nanofiber catalyst layer structures. Membrane electrode assemblies with advanced electrode structures will be suitable for customers with aggressive performance specifications. These MEAs show promise that an order of magnitude of improved performance over the current technology, delivering higher power density and enhanced durability is possible. Suitable target markets for these MEAs are the automotive and aerospace industry and current markets with a drive towards higher power density.
Metal Gas Diffusion Layer (GDL)
Metal Gas Diffusion Layer (GDL)
HyPlat is developing a metal gas diffusion layer that will provide increased performance by enabling improved gas diffusion for the feed reactant to the MEA when coupled with HyPlat’s bi-polar plates. An improved GDL will also assist in the removal of water which in turn will help prevent flooding leading to higher performance. The HyPlat GDL will be ideally suited for the automotive industry and stationary primary power applications.

Our Commitment to Serving the Future

Further demonstrating HyPlat’s innovation and forward looking stance for a sustainable future, we are laying the foundation for additional technologies that will help define the hydrogen fuel cell industry with regards to electrolyser catalysts and MEAs. Additionally, we explore platinum catalysts on alternative supports and these are currently under development. HyPlat is a committed partner for the sustainability of our future and we look forward to providing you with high quality materials.

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