Howden, a company with over 100 years of experience in compression of hydrogen, has developed a range of products to facilitate the re-fuelling of FCEV's.
H2 fuel cells are the future of mobility
In a recent KPMG study, in which more than a 1000 leaders in the car manufacturing industry were asked about their vision for the future, over 80% of the respondents identified FCEV's (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) as the most likely solution for long-range mobility in the near future.
However, there are still some hurdles to take:
- Hydrogen as a fuel is not widely available to the public. Re-fuelling stations are few and far between.
- Fuel-cell driven cars are not yet produced in large quantities, making them expensive to buy and maintain.
This results in a catch-22 situation that can only be broken by a joint effort of car manufacturers, hydrogen suppliers, suppliers of gas-handling infrastructure and governmental bodies. Howden is determined to take on this responsibility and has developed a range of compressors that fit the need for an affordable source of uncontaminated hydrogen at the high pressure needed for long range mobility.