Nordic leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB has received a first order for a prototype of a 100 kW PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack from a European company that will use it in an automotive application.
The PowerCell S3 prototype is expected to be delivered during the second quarter of this year. PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack is based on the platform developed by the PowerCell in the Autostack Core project together with its project partners.
The PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack platform will complement the first and second fuel cell stack platforms; the PowerCell S1 (1 5 kW) and PowerCell S2 (6 25 kW) as it covers a larger power range from 20 kW up to 100 kW, except that this platform is designed to only using pure hydrogen as the fuel. The PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack uses proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology and is the choice for automotive applications. PEM is the most common technology used today, owing to its reliable and dynamic characteristics that allows for full power output within seconds.