Intelligent Energy, Suzuki announce new partnership
April 10, 2007
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Intelligent Energy and the Suzuki Motor Corporation announced they are working together on the development of prototype hydrogen fuel cell motorcycles using Intelligent Energy’s advanced fuel cell power systems.
Intelligent Energy will employ its proprietary PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) technology to deliver to Suzuki a series of advanced, compact and lightweight fuel cell systems, which are intended to become an integral part of Suzuki’s future motor products. These fuel cell systems will demonstrate class-leading fuel cell performance under typical automotive environmental conditions.
“This is an exciting time for Intelligent Energy,” said Intelligent Energy’s Chief Executive Dr Henri Winand. ‘We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with the Suzuki Motor Corporation. This is an endorsement of Intelligent Energy’s technology and of our ability to forge partnerships with leading industrial partners to accelerate the development and commercialization of fuel cell-powered products.’
Intelligent Energy’s unique and proprietary PEM fuel cell designs are based on the use of thin metallic bipolar plates, which make the fuel cell extremely compact and well suited to mass produce. In addition, Intelligent Energy’s fuel cell systems are designed to be simple, robust and cost-effective solutions.