Bosch teams up with PowerCell to bring down the cost of fuel cells

Fuel cell stack on display.

Enlarge / A fuel cell
stack is displayed during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (credit: David Paul
Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
)

On Monday, automotive parts supplier Bosch announced that it
would be partnering with a company called PowerCell to manufacture
fuel cells for commercial and passenger vehicles.

Currently, there’s not a huge market for hydrogen fuel cells,
but a number of automotive leaders believe that hydrogen, which can
be transformed into electrical energy through fuel cell stacks,
will play a significant role in the transportation of the future if
we want to curb carbon emissions in the face of climate change.

PowerCell, a Sweden-based company spun-off from Volvo in 2008,
has been building hydrogen fuel cell stacks for a decade. Bosch has
also worked to supply makers of fuel cell stacks. Together, the
companies will jointly develop a polymer-electrolyte membrane
(PEM) fuel cell stack for mass-production by 2022. (Currently,
PowerCell manually produces its fuel cells, and it hopes to move to
semi-automatic manufacturing as a result of its partnership with
Bosch.)

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Bosch teams up with PowerCell to bring down the cost of fuel cells