Two key elements of a CO2-free energy industry based on H2 technology are fuel cells and electrolyzers. Electrolyzers generate hydrogen that can be stored and then transported.
Fuel cells are used to convert hydrogen and oxygen into water and electric energy. They are the driving engine for a CO2-free future in transportation by cars, trucks, busses, planes, boats or ships or local and stationary energy production.
Bipolar plates are an essential part of fuel cells and electrolyzers, typically made from thin foils of stainless steel or titanium.
The bipolar plates have to be coated to manage their conductivity (ICR*) and corrosion behavior to extend life under heavy duties application.
* Interfacial contact resistance
You will find an overview of PVT´s capabilities for H2-technologie coatings here.