Nuvera Reaches Fuel Cell Agreement with BWT

December 29, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

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.