TECO 2030 produces first fuel cell stack

The first fuel cell stack created specifically for heavy-duty and marine applications has been produced by TECO 2030.

The event was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, home of AVL’s global center of expertise for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell stacks.

A fuel cell stack is made up of several separate stack cells, each of which produces electricity through electrochemical processes using fuels like hydrogen. A few hundred stack cells make up the fuel cell stack for TECO 2030, which offers a net output of 100 kW. The stacks are then assembled into a fuel cell module together with other balance of plant (BoP) components. The first FCM400 (Fuel Cell Module 400 kW) will be built and tested by TECO 2030 in the summer of 2023 at the AVL site in Graz, Austria.

The megawatts of output required for uses like ship propulsion, auxiliary power, and other heavy-duty applications can be produced by combining a number of modules.

Recently, TECO 2030 revealed a number of pilot projects that will move forward in 2023 and deal with fuel cell systems for vehicles, construction equipment, and ships.