Nedstack Australia – a joint venture between LAVO and Dutch PEM Fuel Cell manufacturer Nedstack – has been awarded $825,000 by the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) to prototype and develop Australia’s first utility-scaled hydrogen PEM fuel cell with LAVO.
The company, which was named among the 15 Australian manufacturers that received AMGC funding this week, will develop the prototype at its $20 million Springfield facility, expanding on the planned manufacturing of hydrogen fuel cells for LAVO’s 40kWh storage unit.
Australia-based LAVO green hydrogen-powered devices are currently utilising Nedstack fuel cells from the Netherlands in their world-first hydrogen energy storage system.
Nedstack Australia said it would utilise the AMGC grant to locally develop utility scale PEM fuel cell products in Australia, leading to future large-scale manufacturing.
“Expanding PEM fuel cell product development and manufacturing in Australia enhance the domestic capability to meet the growing demand for fuel cells in hydrogen-fed power supply units across the renewable energy, telecom, mining and transportation industries,” the company said in a statement.
“Local manufacture of hydrogen fuel cells will improve the hydrogen eco-system supply chain and provide a long-term sustainable solution to supply domestic industry and help Australian key industries meet their net-zero targets.”