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HYCCO's Bipolar Plates

A new generation of composite bipolar plates for fuel cells

April 2021
Gallery HYCCO's Bipolar Plates 1
Gallery HYCCO's Bipolar Plates 1
01.

Identification

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.

Label Date April 2021
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Network, New clients, Funding, Partners, Visibility

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Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
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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
03.

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.

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Headquarters 31400 Toulouse, France
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