TECO2030, which normally specializes in fuel cells for marine applications, and AVL List, have signed a collaboration agreement where TECO2030s fuel cell stacks will be deployed in AVL’s DemoTruck, which is powered by the HyTruck Fuel Cell System.
The DemoTruck project is currently undertaking construction of a prototype class 8/40-ton truck with high power density capabilities, providing an ideal form factor to enable integration of a 300kW net fuel cell systems into standard truck chassis. The DemoTruck prototype is hoped to be on the road in mid-2023 powered by fuel cell stacks delivered by TECO2030.
“I am really excited to see the TECO2030 stacks perform in an additional heavy-duty application other than marine. With the carbon plate stack design, we laid the foundation for pretty much everything heavy duty and it is absolutely key to find these common denominators across industries” said Falko Berg, manager PEM Systems, AVL List.
“This is the only viable way to make sure that our customers like TECO2030 succeed and are able to utilize their upcoming Narvik plant for additional needs besides their main business. Customers looking for off-the-shelf solutions will be very happy to see that this world class facility can support their heavy-duty product in a timely manner.”
HyTruck (in support of AVL’s DemoTruck) is a project funded by the Austrian government with the objective to develop, build, calibrate and validate a heavy-duty fuel cell system including its key technologies to meet the requirements of commercial vehicles regarding power, efficiency, reliability and lifetime.