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Garrett Motion Supports BMW Group's Zero-Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles with Advanced Electric Fuel Cell Compressor
Date Published: June 17, 2023 / By: Admin
Garrett Motion Inc. is set to support BMW Group's zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with its advanced electric fuel cell compressor (FCC).
The FCC was developed by Garrett's R&D team and will be used in the second generation of BMW's hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain in a small series of the BMW iX5 Hydrogen. The new modular fuel cell compressor will optimize the fuel cell system's power density and output, delivering the airflow needed to maximize efficiency and durability of the fuel cell stack.
The compressor also features a new turbine expander that recuperates waste energy from the fuel cell stack's outlet, enabling up to a 20 percent reduction in electricity consumption for air compression compared to conventional fuel cell compressors.
Craig Balis, Garrett vice president and chief technology officer, said that the in-depth, on-road trial would take place later this year.