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Intelligent Energy receives funding for automotive project, UK [free access]

October 19, 2019

Loughborough-based Intelligent Energy has secured funding from the Government of the UK to explore hydrogen fuel-cell solutions for large passenger cars, buses, and heavy-duty transport under a project called ‘Project Esther’. The company will work with Alexander Dennis (ADL) and the Changan UK R&D Centre (CAUK) to establish a UK hydrogen fuel-cell production centre with the capability of delivering zero-emission drive train solutions. The new modular fuel-cell system, supported by an expanded supply chain, will cost less than its alternatives.


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has awarded a collective GBP25.4 million in funding for three automotive projects, including Project Esther. The other two projects focus on electric bus architecture and more intelligent energy use, and the production of an electric drive unit with leading efficiency, high power, and torque density.


(1 GBP [British Pound] = 1.30 USD)