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FUEL CELLS & MEMBRANE
With an ever-increasing need to overcome traditional issues associated with Fuel Cell costs, durability and performance, the development and commercialization of Fuel Cells presents a valuable opportunity to capitalize upon the technology’s true potential, and to pull products into major consumer markets and industries.
ITN’s Fuel Cell and Membrane division is focused on the development and commercialization of both Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and Polymeric Electrolyte Fuel Cells. A fuel cell is an electrochemical conversion device that produces electricity directly from oxidizing a fuel, without the loss of heat generated by combustion processes. Fuel Cells have the potential to dramatically improve fuel efficiency within a variety of industries. With applications spanning sectors from portable electronics to transportation to stationary applications, fuel cell technology is certainly in high-demand, but has yet to surface within major customer markets due to cost and reliability. Recognizing this need, ITN is dedicated to the development and commercialization of durable, low-cost fuel cells for direct application into major industries, and real-world products. All of the Fuel Cell technologies being developed by ITN are based on currently available fuels, including natural gas and high density liquid fuels.