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HYCCO's Bipolar Plates

A new generation of composite bipolar plates for fuel cells

April 2021

HYCCO's Bipolar Plates

A new generation of composite bipolar plates for fuel cells

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date April 30, 2021
From France
Maturity stage TRL 6 - Prototype testing 1:1 in lab

Hydrogen is now clearly identified as a cornerstone of the energetic transition. However, limitations on the fuel cell's lifespan are one of the technological locks that impede hydrogen mobility to spread efficiently. HYCCO develops and produces an innovative key component for hydrogen technologies. It brings a major improvement to the green hydrogen ecosystem making it reliable for heavy mobility and many other applications. The solution is an ultra-light, resilient and compact carbon-based bipolar plate for fuel cells. It brings a significant improvement since this component represents 70% of the weight for 30% of the price. It is also suitable for electrolysers - producing hydrogen from (green) electricity - and REDOX flow batteries - a promising low environmental impact energy storage system.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Lifetime 4 times longer (+20 000hrs)
  • Weight divided by 2
  • No compromise on compactness
  • Increase hydrogen fuel cell power density by 30%
  • Make zero emission heavy mobility viable
  • 100% recyclable

The Financial Benefits

  • Maintenance costs divided by 4
  • Make zero emission aircraft accessible

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Company Profile

Hydrogen Carbon Components

HYCCO develops ultra-light, durable, compact and highly conductive composite bipolar plates for hydrogen systems.

Headquarters 31400 Toulouse, France
Type Company
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