Hydrogen fuel developer unveils latest project

Jane Hunt MP and Intelligent Energy CEO, David Woolhouse

A technology company based in Loughborough has unveiled a new hydrogen fuel cell that has the power to make the global rollout of zero-emission passenger cars a reality.

Intelligent Energy initially spun out of Loughborough University and headquartered at Holywell Park on campus, now stands as a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell technology and has a workforce of over 200 individuals in the East Midlands.

The firm has now developed a passenger car-specific hydrogen fuel cell, smaller and more powerful than any existing solution in the market.

Intelligent Energy’s patented IE-DRIVE™ system offers direct access to passenger car manufacturers, providing a turn-key and commercially viable hydrogen fuel cell solution.

David Woolhouse, Intelligent Energy’s chief executive, said: “With 25% of all passenger cars expected to have hydrogen fuel cell powertrains, this clean technology represents the future. I’m proud that, as an independent and privately-owned company from Loughborough, Intelligent Energy has developed a breakthrough solution that can open up the market for passenger car manufacturers that need to package a more powerful system into their vehicles. “Our DRIVE product has the potential to shake up the hydrogen fuel cell market and accelerate the transition towards zero-emission mobility.”