Temasek Poly's fuel cell bet pays off

Temasek Polytechnic unveiled the world's smallest and lightest fuel cell earlier this year. The hydrogen-powered batteries can be used on scooters and drones, and as backup power sources in case of electricity supply disruptions.
Above: A hydrogen fuel cell drone at Temasek Polytechnic. (From far left) Temasek Polytechnic's lead for the Shell Eco Marathon Wang Lei, Duralite Power research and development engineer Tan Meng Seng, Duralite general manager Ling Chun Yu and Durali
(From far left) Temasek Polytechnic's lead for the Shell Eco Marathon Wang Lei, Duralite Power research and development engineer Tan Meng Seng, Duralite general manager Ling Chun Yu and Duralite chief operating officer Yong Rui Yuan with a hydrogen fuel cell scooter. The main advantages of fuel cells include short refuelling time and higher energy density, which translates to a longer range.ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM
Above: A hydrogen fuel cell drone at Temasek Polytechnic. (From far left) Temasek Polytechnic's lead for the Shell Eco Marathon Wang Lei, Duralite Power research and development engineer Tan Meng Seng, Duralite general manager Ling Chun Yu and Durali
A hydrogen fuel cell drone at Temasek Polytechnic. ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM

Temasek Polytechnic teams up with company based in China to make fuel cells for cars

It does not quite pose a threat to electric carmaker Tesla yet, but it is probably safe to say Temasek Polytechnic's fuel cell research is going places.

The polytechnic, which unveiled the world's smallest and lightest fuel cell early this year, has tied up with Jiangsu Ice-city Hydrogen Energy Technology (ICHET) - a company based in Danyang, eastern China - to make fuel cells for cars.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2018, with the headline 'Poly's fuel cell bet pays off'. Print Edition | Subscribe