Hydrogen fuel cell start-up secures investment


Bramble Energy has secured £5mn from investors, which it will now use to support the launch of its portable power product range.

On 3 August, the hydrogen fuel cell start-up, from Imperial College London and University College London, said that the investment round will back its range of zero emission replacements for diesel generator technologies, beginning with a low cost, flexible 20W unit, followed by 60W and 100W versions. It is also developing high power density, liquid-cooled fuel cell systems for mobile applications, using the same scalable low-cost technology platform.

Since its 2016 formation, Bramble Energy has made substantial progress and is now testing its projects with BOC/Linde – the UK’s largest industrial hydrogen producer. It has created a fuel cell that can be manufactured in almost all printed circuit board factories worldwide, substantially reducing time to market and up-front investment required compared to existing fuel cell designs, solving key challenges and driving adoption of hydrogen fuel cells.

Professor Anthony Kucernak, CSO and co-founder of Bramble, said: “The ability to introduce low-cost fuel cells which can make use of hydrogen from renewable sources is a real game changer and will hasten the transition to a low-carbon future.”

Imperial College London