Why Hydrogen?

Most of the universe is made of hydrogen, and now it’s efficient to access and sustainable to use.

Fuel cell power systems live at the intersection of battery’s zero emission electrification advantages and the operational benefits that come with traditional combustion engines.

What do we mean by that?

Fuel cells are quiet and have no moving parts like a battery so it runs silently, it is also much more reliable than a combustion engine.  Fuel cells are like regular gasoline engines in that they can be fueled up in minutes and have fuel storage that can change in size independent from power production.

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What are they and how do they work?

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Systems

Fuel Cells output electricity, which means you can use it to power anything. Today, fuel cells are typically found in more heavy duty use cases, but as we get more comfortable with them and continue to make technological advancements, there’s ubiquitous potential for uses, from small devices currently powered by batteries to a wide new variety of industrial and domestic uses.

Fuel cell power systems consist of three key components: the fuel cell stack, balance of plant, and hydrogen storage system. The fuel cell stack, typically a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM), is the core, generating electricity from hydrogen through electrochemical reactions. The balance of plant ensures smooth operation, managing hydrogen flow and electricity distribution. Finally, the hydrogen storage system stores fuel in various forms, from gas to liquid or even within organic compounds like LOHCs. Engineers worldwide are innovating to enhance hydrogen storage and transfer technologies.

Electrifying with fuel cell power systems is complex, requiring expertise across various engineering domains. ZEI delved into the intricacies of designing and installing complete systems, identifying 65 areas of engineering effort and 11 specific technical expertise requirements. These challenges, not commonly found in traditional settings, hinder widespread adoption. Zero Emission Industries is actively addressing these barriers to enable broader access to hydrogen fuel cell power.

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How we help

Zero Emission Industries pioneers the world’s first simplified turnkey hydrogen fuel cell power systems, as well as the fueling and infrastructure to make them truly usable at scale.

Fuel Cell for Maritime

The only complete solution for hydrogen fuel cell power in maritime, ZEI simplifies installing fuel cell power significantly.

Learn more about ZEI power systems.

FTcase fuel transfer solution

Eliminating a major barrier to widespread hydrogen adoption: the complete lack of accessible and convenient fueling infrastructure.
Learn more about the FTcase.