Current Status

Current Status

The Swift Fuel Cell

The Swift fuel cell is currently at a peak power density of 58 mW/cm^2. The cell voltage is about 0.6V, which has doubled from our original prototype. We believe we can achieve a maximum power output of 60 mW/cm2 and an efficiency of greater than 75%. The current cost of the MEA is approximately 10 cents per cm^2 due to the separator cost. We are working to reduce this significantly in the near future by using alternate materials. We are also working toward being able to mass produce the fuel cell stack by using advanced materials and manufacturing methods. This includes the advancement of the process to make a thinner, more flexible substrate for electrodes. Our work to make the Swift fuel cell higher power and more efficient continues, and in parallel we are investigating technology for larger scale production capabilities.