Gore and jeonbuk hyundai motors reach a co-development agreement for the development of polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM) for hydrogen fuel cell systems.
Working together to cover the test protocol and important PEM development components
The collaboration seeks to create cutting-edge fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles that will improve their performance and longevity.
Jan. 5, 2024, SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — At the Mabuk Eco-Friendly R&D Center in Korea, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, and W. L. Gore & Associates signed an agreement to work together on developing advanced polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) for hydrogen fuel cell systems.
jeonbuk hyundai motors and Kia are going to develop a polymer electrolyte membrane for hydrogen fuel cell systems that includes gore.
The parties’ collaborative work will cover important facets of PEM development. Creating a cutting-edge PEM for upcoming fuel cell electric commercial vehicles is the ultimate objective of this partnership.
Protons are transferred between two electrodes in hydrogen fuel cells via PEM. By preventing incoming hydrogen and oxygen gases from directly combining, the PEM allows protons to conduct selectively, which produces an electrical current that powers a car. The fuel cell system’s longevity and performance are largely dependent on PEM technology.
jeonbuk hyundai motors Kia, and Gore have been working together in the fuel cell industry for more than 15 years. Building on this over ten-year relationship, the collaboration will now concentrate on creating a fuel cell system that is ideal for commercial vehicles, with a particular focus on improving durability and performance.
Head of Battery Development, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development at jeonbuk hyundai motors Company and Kia Corporation Chang Hwan Kim stated, “We are starting the next chapter of our partnership with Gore.” The transition to a sustainable future will be accelerated by us as we take advantage of our 15 years of partnership to acquire cutting-edge fuel cell technology and dominate the fuel cell electric vehicle market.
Gore, an advanced materials company based in Delaware, USA, provides expertise in catalyst-coated membrane, PEM, and membrane electrode assembly (MEA) technologies to the partnership. By fusing Gore’s groundbreaking PEM technology with jeonbuk hyundai motors and Kia’s sophisticated fuel cell know-how, the two companies hope to integrate cutting-edge PEM technology into the next generation of fuel cell systems for use in passenger cars, trucks, and non-automotive industries.
Going forward, we’re excited to further our long-standing collaboration with Hyundai Motor and Kia,” Gore Clean Energy Business Group Leader Michelle Augustine stated. We will collaborate with Hyundai Motor and Kia to enable them to offer fuel cell vehicles that offer a performance and cost advantage to customers by utilizing our cutting-edge PEM technology solutions.
This partnership extends Hyundai Motor Group’s 25-year commitment to hydrogen technology, which resulted in the 2020 launch of the HTWO hydrogen business brand. The Group is aggressively growing its fuel cell business internationally, encompassing a number of industries such as power generation, marine vessels, aerospace applications, passenger and commercial vehicles, and more.
You can find more details about the Hyundai Motor Group at:http://www.hyundaimotorgroup.com