Advent Technologies A/S Receives Funding Approval by EUDP for New R&D Project

Advent Technologies A/S is delighted to announce the approval of our project for funding by the Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP).

The project, titled ‘Modular Efficient Power Generation with Advanced Fuel Cell Power Converters’, has secured total funding of approximately $1.83 million and is scheduled to kick off in the second quarter of 2024, spanning a three-year duration. Funded by EUDP—a Danish organization committed to supporting private companies and universities in developing and demonstrating innovative energy technologies, in compliance with EU state aid rules—the project will be overseen by a consortium that will also include Aalborg University – Department of Energy, TKT Electronics ApS and DanTrafo A/S.

This initiative will pioneer the development of a cutting-edge modular, scalable, and high-density DC-DC power converter, specifically tailored for Advent’s next-generation High-Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane (“HT-PEM”) fuel cell applications. Advent’s next-generation HT-PEM fuel cell applications are built on the groundbreaking Ion-Pair™ Membrane Electrode Assembly (“MEA”) technology. This technology is currently commercialized by Advent, made available through the Company’s participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s L’Innovator™ program, and developed in collaboration with top-tier U.S. research institutions, such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Advent’s Ion-Pair™ MEA technology aims to revolutionize the global fuel cell market by extending the expected lifetime of fuel cells to at least three times longer and delivering double the power density of Advent’s earlier fuel cell systems. This makes them ideal for heavy-duty mobility applications. Manufacturing of these fuel cell systems will take place in Kozani, Greece, as part of the EU-approved Green HiPo IPCEI Project. Green HiPo encompasses the development, design, and manufacture of HT-PEM fuel cell systems and electrolyzer systems for the production of power and hydrogen, respectively. Green HiPo will significantly contribute to the region of Western Macedonia’s transition from a coal-based economy to a greener economic model, with a new state-of-the-art facility in Kozani serving as the production hub for fuel cells and electrolysers.

Morten Sørensen, Senior Vice President of Advent Technologies A/S, commented: “Today marks a significant stride forward in propelling our innovative fuel cell technology, which we believe stands as the future of clean energy, presenting substantial potential for decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors that were previously resistant to change with available technologies. We express our gratitude to EUDP for placing their trust in our vision and eagerly look forward to embarking on a collaborative journey with our esteemed project partners. Collectively, we strive for the successful completion of this project, taking us a step closer to a future where HT-PEM fuel cell technology sets the standard in fuel cell usage.”