CamMotive unveils new hydrogen test centre

Cambridge-based e-powertrain development consultancy CamMotive has cut the ribbon on a new laboratory dedicated to the development of hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

The facility has been established to support tier one manufacturers from around the world test, evaluate and validate next generation hydrogen innovations.

New software has been developed to measure key metrics such as electrical power output, thermal output, hydrogen usage and emissions of fuel cell systems of up to 150kW.


Director Bruce Campbell said: “Our objective was to create a test environment to support and accelerate the development cycle for new hydrogen fuel cell technologies, including hardware and control system optimisation. We’re combining world-class test capability and infrastructure with decades of expertise in powertrain testing and development to help our partners deliver the most sustainable hydrogen-fuelled solutions for road, air, rail and sea transportation and stationary power.”

The site is the result of CamMotive’s role in a Ford-led consortium established to develop hydrogen and electric commercial vehicles, and is part-funded by the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) Collaborative Research and Development programme.

Campbell concluded:

“Being part of the consortium has given us access to generous and valuable industry expertise that has allowed us to build our fuel cell test capability more quickly.”