Faurecia to make fuel cell tanks

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Carbon fiber composite is suitable for hydrogen tanks.
Carbon fiber composite is suitable for hydrogen tanks.

Automotive parts supplier Faurecia has acquired exclusive access to the intellectual property to make composite hydrogen tanks from Stelia Aerospace Composites.

Faurecia can now, with the support of Stelia Aerospace Composites, design, industrialize and commercialize high pressure hydrogen tanks made of carbon fiber composites for fuel cell electric vehicles.

‘Faurecia has the ambition to become a leading supplier of fuel cell technology,’ said Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia. ‘We believe in this new energy vehicle alternative which has increased autonomy and rapid refueling time. In addition, hydrogen can be produced locally using sustainable technology.’

Carbon fiber composite is suitable for hydrogen tanks which should withstand the high pressure (700 bars) whilst being as light as possible, Faurecia says.

This story is reprinted from material from Faurecia, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.