Nuvera Reaches Fuel Cell Agreement with BWT
Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA) and Best Water Technology AG (BWT AG, Milan) announced an agreement to develop a new polymeric membrane suitable for industrial fuel cell applications. The joint effort, which commences immediately, will focus on developing and demonstrating an improved membrane to operate in a proton-exchange membrane fuel cell at temperatures above 90 degrees C.
According to the agreement, Nuvera will work with FuMA-Tech, a BTW subsidiary that specializes in developing fuel cell membranes, to identify multiple prototype samples that meet the project's technical goals. A second phase of the program will involve qualifying the best performing prototypes and preparing membrane electrode assemblies for additional testing and analysis. The two-phased program is expected to last 15 months. In addition, the agreement outlines actions for evolving the collaboration into the commercialization phase.