TECO 2030’s fuel cell system achieves full power output by using hydrogen

Norwegian cleantech company TECO 2030 has reached a “stable and maximum” power output of zero-emission hydrogen-electric power with its fuel cell system.

Courtesy of TECO 2030

Since November 2023, the system has been connected to the technology development partner AVL’s testbed facility in Graz, Austria, and it has undergone minor modifications and adjustments to achieve its maximum power output.

TECO 2030 claimed that this positions the system as the “most powerful marine fuel cell system globally,” which is purposely designed for heavy-duty industrial applications.

“The unique design is based on our 30 years of maritime experience and AVL’s two decades of R&D experiences in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells,” TECO 2030 pointed out.

Tore Enger, Group CEO of TECO 2030, commented: “This milestone is the biggest one so far in the history of TECO 2030 Group, we now have a fully functional fuel cell which is almost ready for market deployment and powering our client’s applications with zero emission hydrogen-electric power. This is a moment we have all been waiting for since we started our development four years ago. A huge achievement by the entire team at TECO 2030 and AVL.”

“All in all, the team is overwhelmed how well the system operates and how the design has beat our expected performances and proves our position as a leading provider of heavy-duty fuel cell applications.”

TECO 2030’s fuel cell technology features a modular system with an installed power capacity of 400 kWs. “This includes exceptional energy efficiency, an inherent safety concept, optimal weight and size dimensions, advanced component design, extended lifespan, and rapid dynamic load response,” TECO 2030 said.

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To note, the company is setting up Europe’s first giga production facility of hydrogen PEM fuel cell stacks and modules in Narvik, Norway. The production capacity will be built up through 2024 and 2025, targeting an output capacity of up to 200 MW of fuel cells in 2025, increasing to 1.6 GW in 2030.