Lab story

LAMINA™ Strip – myFC’s unique fuel cell design

We have developed a brand-new fuel cell design, LAMINA™ Strip, in order to meet customer requirements. We asked one of our fuel cell development engineers, Katrin Kortsdottir, to further explain the new fuel cell design.

In its core, can you elaborate on the new fuel cell design?

LAMINA™ Strip is an open-ended PEM fuel cell powered by hydrogen gas. It’s built on myFC’s unique fuel cell technology and extensive patent portfolio which allows a planar and flat feature as well as cost efficient production.

Why have myFC developed LAMINA™ Strip?

myFC has a history of developing fuel cells targeting portable devices where the power output is on the lower scale. LAMINA™ Strip is adapted for increased power output and higher efficiency than we have previously worked with. LAMINA™ Strip is suited for the intralogistics and soft mobility segment where we find applications such as AMRs, AGVs, Warehouse trucks, e-bikes and e-scooters.

How long has the development of LAMINA™ Strip taken?

From drawing board to physical lab testing of the fuel cell, the normal timeline is between 4-5 weeks. After initial testing we continue lab environmental testing to ensure high quality, lifetime tests, optimize fuel cell performance as well as looking for continues improvements.

What are the specifications of LAMINA™ Strip?

As stated before, LAMINA™ Strip keeps it planar appearance which results in a thickness of below 3 mm. Furthermore, we have increased the power with 20%, compared to previous power density measurement data. In other words, more energy on less used area and volume. We have also made improvements on fuel cell components which results in higher fuel cell efficiency. The LAMINA™ Strip design delivers the highest power measure in myFC’s historical fuel cell development.

What are some of the benefits with LAMINA™ Strip?
  • High energy conversion
  • Easily adapted into availably spaces and volumes
  • Power, size and weight are perfectly balanced with system application specifications
  • Open-ended design where we regulate the gas flow into the cell, which allows a low pressure or ambient pressure cell