Aeristech wins EU Horizon 2020 Grant

Aeristech has been awarded an EU Horizon 2020 grant to support taking its fuel cell air compressor technology into production.

Following a very competitive and involved bidding process, Aeristech has been successful in being awarded a substantial €827,000 for the productionisation of its patented fuel cell compressor.

Hydrogen fuel cell air compressors are one of several applications that the Company has developed using its unique motor control technology. Aeristech is commercialising a range of fuel cell compressors with continuous power ratings of up to 25kW for a wide range of applications including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, off-highway and marine. The compressor pressurises the air into the fuel cell to increase power density and efficiency.

Aeristech’s motor control technology is uniquely suited to use with a fuel cell, with the ability to delivery continuous full power operation at high motor speed using low-cost power electronics.

We are thrilled, the recognition of our advanced technology by the EU commission means a great deal to us. The funding will allow us to accelerate our production readiness and enable us to take a range of compressors to market. We believe our performance is unparalleled and expect to become the world’s technology of choice in this market. In order to keep up with demand, we are currently relocating to larger premises in Leamington Spa and recruiting more manufacturing staff.

We are proud to be at the forefront of a new technology that is making a contribution to establishing hydrogen as a viable alternative to hydrocarbon fuels and all electric vehicles.

Richard Wall, CEO of Aeristech