Fuel cells solutions for automotive industry - Automobile & Ground Transport
We solve the major EV problems: Range and Recharge time. HT-PEM Fuel Cell Range Extender by Advent (15kW-30kW) increase range, drop refill time to minutes and reduce Li-ion battery need to less than 50%. Renewable Fuels will allow vehicles to be 100% emissions-free, carbon-neutral well to wheel. Advent Fuel Cells solve the range and charging problems that delay the adoption of clean EVs. We develop 5kW to 100kW range extenders that fit the needs of trucks, buses, utility, taxis, SUVs, and more. We complement the current BEV technology solving the two major problems.
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ADVENT Our technology enables EVs
ADVENT Our technology enables EVs to use any fuel, anywhere. We solve the problems of EV charging and range.
The EV has:
- A fuel tank (clean fuels of today and zero emissions fuels of tomorrow)
- A simplified onboard fuel-to-hydrogen reformer and an HT-PEM fuel cell that works as a range-extender.
- A Li-ion battery, significantly smaller in size. It provides complete flexibility, does not antagonize the current EV roadmap, rather accelerates it.
The hydrogen is converted to electricity by the fuel cell, and that electricity is used to recharge the Li-ion batteries continuously.
A bus can go twice as far as before.
Refill time and flexibility
The vehicle can refill in three minutes (methanol tank) vs. three to eight hours required for recharging. It has both options to recharge or refill based on economics, time-constraints.
The weight is reduced significantly as half the Li-ion batteries are used (and still double the range). For trucks or any large vehicle, the power to weight ratio is one of the most critical factors.
The additional cost of the range-extender required is offset by the drop of Li-ion battery requirement (about half the battery size).
Extreme weather operation
Li-ion batteries do not charge or discharge effectively during wintertime (very cold temperatures) and have shortened life in hot weather.
Battery charge management
being able to maintain the battery in the optimum charge/discharge state dramatically increases the lifetime of the battery. Deep discharge typically shortens life. Overcharge shortens life. The range extender can charge for optimum battery life on the fly.