Enabling hydrogen electric airplanes

Aviation

Powerful and reliable fuel cell stacks

We have developed the world’s most powerful and compact PEM fuel cell stack platform, meeting the requirements of high-performance aviation powertrains. The platform has undergone rigorous testing as well as validation with OEMs, renowned research institutes and leading suppliers.

Enabling clean skies

The future of aviation is clean skies, the industry emits more than 900 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, with green hydrogen and fuel cell technology we can support you in creating a zero-emission powertrain for aviation today. From your first step to serial production.

Get ready for take-off

The world’s first hydrogen-electric flight of a commercial airplane used a PowerCell MS-100 fuel cell system. Start your journey today with our industrialized, well-tested and robust products or partner up with us to utilize our expertise and decades of experience to innovate the next generation hydrogen electric aircrafts.

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Hydrogen-powered aviation

Learn more about the future of aviation from Clean Hydrogen Undertaking’s report Hydrogen-powered aviation. A fact-based study of hydrogen technology, economics, and climate impacts through 2050. The aviation sector emits more than 900 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, which is expected to more than double by 2050. H2 propulsion could significantly reduce climate impacts, hydrogen and fuel cells are best suited for short- and medium-range aircraft, and economic analyzes show that hydrogen can be an important part of the future aviation technology mix.

We support you in your transition to zero-emission aviation

PowerCell Group is your partner in developing the next-generation zero-emission powertrain for any type of aviation. With our market-leading power density, we can support a wide range of applications, from drones to fixed-wing aircraft. Based on our extensive experience in assisting customers with their integrations, we have developed a methodology that guides you through all phases of the project — from analyzing the mission profile to product development based on our P Stack platform.

During the collaborative concept development phase, we provide our customers with customized hardware for both iron-bird testing and initial flight tests. This helps validate and verify the concept. Working together with our customers, we then progress towards the pre-series production of subsystems and stack modules.

We enable our partners to swiftly transition to hydrogen-electric propulsion systems tailored to their needs, representing a significant step towards sustainable aviation solutions.

Knowledge Transfer

With over 30 years of experience, we have created a partnership methodology to support you through all stages of development.

Concept Development

Developing a concept for a hydrogen-electric fuel cell solution that is ready for rigorous ground testing and concept flights.

Product Development

In cooperation with our customers, we have the capabilities to support product development built on our P Stack platform.

P System  100

P System 100

Our products create electric power based on fuel cells using hydrogen. All of our solutions have minimal environmental impact through the use of zero emission hydrogen electric technology.

The Heavy Duty System 100 is a fuel cell system that enables powerful and flexible use. The system has been tested and developed according to the standards in heavy duty applications and has a robust construction for fast, dynamic and stable load operations.

  • Dimensions 606 x 696 x 674 mm
  • Weight 284 l
  • Volume 212 kg
  • Standard variation 100
  • Net power output 15 – 100 kW
  • Gross output (rated power) 300 V / 380 A
  • Voltage output 250 – 500 V
  • Current output 50 – 450 A
  • System heat output (max) < 140 kW + 11 kW
  • Coolant outlet temperature 80°C
  • Fuel quality Pure hydrogen
  • Fuel inlet pressure 8 – 12 Bar (g)
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FAQ for Aviation

  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are categorized into net carbon-neutral drop-in fuels such as synthetic or bio-fuels, and non-drop-in fuels such as hydrogen. Burning drop-in fuels results in low or net-zero CO2 emissions whilst burning zero-carbon hydrogen results in CO2-free emissions.

    Future renewable electrical energy production (photovoltaic, wind power etc.) will allow ‘green’ hydrogen to be produced at scale, thereby eliminating upstream carbon emissions and creating an extremely attractive energy storage option.

    https://www.clean-aviation.eu/h2-powered-aircraft

  • Today, smaller fully electric aircraft exist in a commercial version using only batteries. There is ongoing development for small and medium-sized aircraft using batteries or hydrogen fuel cells.

  • Today, smaller battery-electric aircraft can fly for about 1 hour. The aim with the first generation of hydrogen-electric versions using fuel cells is a range of 2–3 hours.

Engineering offer

We use our close to 30 years of hard-won experiences, know-how and validated technology within the fuel cell industry to guide you on your journey to a zero-emission solution.

Our consultancy provides you with an optimized fuel cell solution for your specific needs. This minimizes your initial investment outlay and supports your evaluation in selecting a product and solution.

We are able to accelerate your journey to zero-emission operations by guiding and supporting your evaluation grounded in our experience with fuel cell technology.