Intelligent Energy hosts Secretary of State Nicky Morgan and Chair of the Midlands Engine, Sir John Peace
Published on Fri 4 October, 2019
Loughborough, UK – Friday 4 October: Intelligent Energy, the UK fuel cell engineering business, today welcomed Loughborough MP and Secretary of State Nicky Morgan and Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine, to its HQ based at Loughborough University’s Science and Enterprise Park.
The visitors were hosted by members of the Intelligent Energy management team, including CEO David Woolhouse, Chief Technical Officer Dr Christopher Dudfield and Chief Financial Officer Alistair Ball.
The meeting was focused on showcasing Intelligent Energy’s products, capabilities, and future developments. The group also discussed the Midlands Engine strategy for economic development, infrastructure delivery as well as the recently announced Government’s Towns Fund, of which Loughborough is a recipient.
Nicky Morgan MP said: “Loughborough is playing an increasingly important role at the cutting edge of innovation in the technology sector; and Intelligent Energy’s place in that role is indisputable.
“It is fascinating to see the work that Intelligent Energy is carrying out in the field of fuel cell technology but even more importantly to hear about its practical and sustainable uses.”
For more information about Intelligent Energy’s products, visit http://www.intelligent-energy.com/our-products/product-information/
About Intelligent Energy
Intelligent Energy is focused on the development and manufacture of its Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell products for customers in the automotive, aerospace, generator, telecoms, materials handling and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sectors. Intelligent Energy is built on 30 years of PEM fuel cell development. Following acquisition by Meditor Energy, part of the Meditor Group, in October 2017 it is now undergoing a period of increased investment and expansion. The company is headquartered and manufactures in Loughborough in the UK, with additional offices and representation in the US, Japan, China and South Korea.
About Fuel Cells
Fuel cell technology is similar to batteries in that individual cells are built up to give the desired power output. However, fuel cells do not run out of charge as batteries do and will produce power for as long as hydrogen fuel is provided to the cell. Hydrogen is readily available around the world, often generated using green energy
Fuel cells are deployed in multiple applications where clean, lightweight, efficient and cost-effective power is required. Fast re-fuelling and lack of emissions makes fuel cell technology the immediate choice for forklift trucks and warehousing. Fuel cells are common place in clean construction and backup power for critical telecoms. Powering UAVs with fuel cells allows three times the flying time which gives significant advantages in applications such as surveying and filming.
Zero emission hydrogen fuel cell technology will be preferred to battery technology in vehicles where rapid re-fuelling, high power and long range are important. Typical fuel cell applications include SUVs, buses and trucks, along with smaller cars where a high availability is critical, e.g. taxis and shared vehicles. Over 13,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are on the road today. FCEVs are expected to be an integral part of the connected and autonomous vehicle (“CAV”) revolution over the coming years.
Fuel cells are expected to become the dominant technology in de-carbonised aerospace.