Low future price, good efficiency and good environmental properties are characteristic of fuel cells. The technique is now starting to mature, but the costs are still too high. The automobile industry's assessment is that mass production of fuel-cell cars will start in 2015. Before this, pre-markets will exist for prototypes, backup energy, trucks, hand-held electronics, etc.
Anyone investing in fuel cell technology needs to have the resources to work long-term. Business opportunities exist within:
• The sub-contractor industry, where high-tech components for fuel cells are sold at high profit margins
• The applications industry. We can help you with analysis and testing of fuel cells in your application.
Profitability for system developers of fuel cells is currently very low. Only those with an extremely clear strategy can expect any profitability within a reasonable time.
Swerea IVF offers
Comparison of applications, critical breakthrough factors, players, willingness to pay, customer preferences …
Choice of partners for development, distribution, component supply ...
Selection of technology, products on the market, tests, demonstrations ...
We direct your fuel cell issues to our experts. We use selected individuals within the whole Swerea Group. 450 qualified members of staff of which 65 are PhDs, with one fuel cell expert as an internal coordinator. We bridge the gap between prototype and finished product for industrialisation. We have experts in materials, production processes, modularisation and material flow. For fuel cell development we have ceramics skills, steel forming skills, polymer skills as well as our resources for material analysis and our large tape casting machine has proven to be useful.