Inocel launches a high-power fuel cell

The company founded by Mike Horn and the CEA has announced its first commercial product: a 300 kW fuel cell suitable for the stationary, maritime and heavy land mobility sectors.

This fuel cell, named Z300, is the result of a two-year development and is scheduled to reach the market in 2024. The technology is based on 25 years of CEA experience. Inocel believes that this fuel cell can help remove the obstacles to the adoption of hydrogen and scale-up more quickly.

There are four advantages, the first regards the ratio between compactness and power. The battery delivers 300 kW for a weight of 100 kg and a volume of less than 110 litres. It is three times more efficient than the market standards. It is also modular. The battery can be integrated into systems with a power comprised between 300 kW and 3 MW (in the latter case, the system is packaged in a standard-sized container). Inocel claims an energy efficiency level of 60% and durability performance that allows it to be competitive in terms of operating costs over the product’s entire life-span. Finally, full power is reached in less than 1.5 seconds. This means that it can be integrated into applications requiring very low hybridisation, which in turn reduces the size of the batteries, and therefore their volume and overload.

Inocel will present its first marine demonstrator at the Paris Boat Show at the Parc de la Porte de Versailles in Hall 1, stand F50. The show opens its doors from December 3 to 10 but Mike Horn will be there the night before. And note that Mike will be the guest of Hydrogen Today, for a talk that we will broadcast tomorrow on YouTube.

In the meantime, here is a video introduction of Inocel.

Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King

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Laurent Meillaud

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Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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