A breath of fresh air for fuel cell cars
Conventional cars run on petrol or diesel, but new eco-friendly fuel cell cars combine hydrogen and oxygen to power an electric motor. The constant supply of oxygen that is needed usually comes from air provided by a compressor. This is the tricky part because compressor technology is not yet optimised for fuel cell applications. The Swiss CELEROTON company is at the forefront of high-speed turbo compressors that are faster, lighter, smaller and oil-free. With the EU-funded Turbo-FCell project, CELEROTON will finalise production of its new compressor technology for oxygen supply in the fuel cell vehicle market. The project’s overall goal is to boost the deployment of fuel cell vehicles in Europe, increase their efficiency and decrease their cost.
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