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INOCEL Fuel Cell Development: INOCEL Partners with IFPEN for its Test Campaign

INOCEL and IFP Energies nouvelles have concluded a strategic collaboration agreement for the development of the high-power fuel cell INOCEL Z300.

INOCEL, specialized in the development of high-power fuel cells, and IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), a major player in research and training in the fields of energy, transport and environment, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to conduct a testing campaign for the development of the INOCEL Z300 fuel cell system.

High-power facilities for an innovative product

This collaboration represents a crucial milestone in the product’s development and industrialization. INOCEL will benefit from IFPEN’s expertise in guiding technological advancements related to ecological and energy transitions in mobility, accelerating the development of the INOCEL fuel cell.

The partnership will leverage both companies’ skills, expertise, and resources to carry out all necessary tests and studies on the INOCEL Z300 product.

 INOCEL will benefit from in-depth expertise on the entire system, from the stack to the DC/DC. IFPEN’s high-performance analysis tools will enable INOCEL to optimize its product’s performance for use on board vehicles.

taking on a technological challenge together

“We are determined to tackle all challenges that will maximize the performance and reliability of our fuel cell,” stated Marie-Laure Michaux, Technical Director at INOCEL.

Pierre Leduc, in charge of fuel cell developments for mobility at IFPEN, added, “Collaborating with INOCEL is an excellent opportunity to deploy our testing methods, modelling capabilities, and expertise in control and electronics for a highly promising technology. We aim to adapt INOCEL’s innovative product to the constraints of heavy-duty vehicle fuel cell usage, promoting the transition to electric motorization for energy-intensive machinery, less suited for exclusive battery operation.”

This collaboration aligns with a long-term partnership vision, enabling INOCEL and IFPEN to actively contribute to the promotion of clean energies for a more sustainable energy future.

Mark your calendar for October 3-4, 2023 in Belfort.

Hydrogen Business for climate

Hydrogen Business For Climate is a global forum dedicated to advancing the H2 energy transition in France and Europe.

INOCEL is excited to be a gold sponsor at the Hydrogen Business For Climate Forum, where we will showcase our fuel cell, manufactured in our Belfort factory. Our team of experts will be on hand to answer your questions, and we invite you to attend our Eco/business workshop, “How to quickly scale up to industrial scale?” taking place on October 3 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. The workshop will be led by INOCEL’s CEO.

INOCEL selected for the first edition of the French Tech 2030

French Tech 2030

INOCEL has been selected as part of the inaugural cohort of the French Tech 2030 program. This ambitious program is led by the Secrétariat Général à l’Investissement, in collaboration with Mission French Tech and Bpifrance. Over the course of a year, INOCEL will be supported by Mission French Tech in developing innovative solutions to societal and sovereignty challenges.

The cohort brings together 125 emerging players aligned with the strategic verticals of France 2030. These verticals are ecological transition, healthcare, digital, agrifood, new technological frontiers, and education. Among the winners, 38% are involved in the ecological transition, highlighting INOCEL’s crucial role in building a sustainable future.

The participating companies were selected from 844 applications following a rigorous process led by representatives of the Directorate General for Enterprise, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, the Defense Innovation Agency, the Health Innovation Agency, and the General Commissariat for Sustainable Development. The selection criteria were based on the companies’ contribution to the specific objectives of France 2030 and to the consolidation of France’s industrial and technological sovereignty.

INOCEL is proud to be one of this year’s winners, which proves the company’s economic and technological maturity. This recognition strengthens our position as a technological leader and will enable us to seize new economic, social, and employment opportunities.

As a winner of French Tech 2030, INOCEL will receive full support from Mission French Tech. The company will be accompanied by a start-up manager and will be in contact with the 60 “French Tech Correspondents.” INOCEL will also benefit from support on regulatory, normative, commercial, and industrial aspects, as well as increased visibility in France and internationally.

Bpifrance’s reinforced support will give INOCEL access to public funding under France 2030, as well as opportunities to meet public and private buyers.

Journées Hydrogène dans les Territoires

INOCEL, as a proud member of the France Hydrogène association, had the privilege of participating in the remarkable 10th edition of the Hydrogen Days in the Territories held in Pau from June 13 to 15, 2023. As an esteemed player in the field of energy transition, we were delighted to invite attendees to our booth, where they could engage in insightful discussions with our knowledgeable representatives regarding the invaluable role of fuel cells in various applications demanding robust power and exceptional performance, both in stationary energy production and heavy-duty mobility.

During this event, INOCEL took the opportunity to showcase our cutting-edge advancements in fuel cell technology, which have the potential to revolutionize the way we harness energy for a sustainable future.

Our representatives eagerly engaged with visitors, offering deep insights into the diverse applications of fuel cells, such as in stationary power generation, where they can efficiently meet the demands of large-scale energy production, providing clean and reliable electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. Furthermore, our experts shed light on the immense potential of fuel cells in heavy mobility, showcasing we can significantly reduce carbon emissions while enhancing the performance and range of various vehicles, including buses, trucks, and trains.

The event proved to be a resounding success for INOCEL, as we not only strengthened existing partnerships within the France Hydrogène association but also forged new alliances with like-minded organizations and individuals committed to advancing the hydrogen economy. The Hydrogen Days in the Territories served as a platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange, propelling the collective efforts toward a greener and more prosperous tomorrow.

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