U.S.-based hydrogen specialist Hyzon Motors has recently completed tests on the innovative single-stack 200 kW fuel cell system (FCS), whose start of production is scheduled by the end of 2024. According to the manufacturer, the successful completion of testing of Hyzon’s nine 200kW FCS B-samples in the first half of 2023 demonstrates consistent progress toward commercial production.

Progression of the 200kW FCS B-samples validates the design, equipment, and operating procedures, which are all critical to the final tooling and production of C-samples and the eventual commercialization of the FCS. “We believe it shows growth in the company’s prototype assembly rate, with six of the B-samples produced and tested in Q2 2023, an increase from three in Q1 2023”, Hyzon stated.

Hyzon Motors’ CEO on the new fuel cell stack

“Our goal is to accelerate the clean energy transition by providing hydrogen fuel cells to power zero-emission mobility,” said Parker Meeks, Hyzon’s Chief Executive Officer. “In our view, this milestone reflects Hyzon’s years of leadership in developing hydrogen fuel cell technology, and this important step toward full-scale 200kW FCS production demonstrates exciting progress toward the commercialization of our single stack design.”

While most FCEV suppliers achieve 200 kW output by coupling two 110kW fuel cell systems, Hyzon has developed proprietary material, design, and equipment engineering enabling 200 kW output from a single stack. Such a breakthrough is expected to result in improvements like about 20% increase in miles per kilogram of hydrogen vs the 120kW FCS; about 30% smaller volume & weight; about 25% lower costs and reduced maintenance.


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