Fuel cell activities began in Belfort in 1999. The platform hosts around a hundred versatile employees: researchers, academics, technicians and administrative staff, doctoral and post-doctoral students working together on fuel cell systems and hydrogen technologies dedicated to transport and stationary applications. Some of the staff are assigned to FCLAB:
FCLAB is a technical and scientific resource center dedicated to systems in the Hydrogen-Energy sector, with more than 20 years of experience in the field. It is a joint structure of the CNRS, the University of Franche-Comté (UFC), the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), the National School of Mechanics and Microtechnology ( ENSMM) and the Federal University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC).
FCLAB federates the activities of more than 140 researchers and engineers through its network of partner laboratories (Institut FEMTO-ST, ICB, LEMTA, AMPERE, SATIE, Univ. Gustave Eiffel).
Its offer covers engineering and feasibility studies for projects and implementation, testing of hydrogen systems up to 150 kW, taking into account environmental constraints in a controlled atmosphere (temperature and humidity) and in vibration. It also offers tailor-made training to its customers.