Manchester Metropolitan University

Fuel Cell Innovation Centre

Are you involved in the development or testing of fuel cells or related materials? Could you benefit from free access to world-leading expertise and facilities?

Manchester Metropolitan University is currently establishing The Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC). This initiative exists solely to support Manchester-based companies develop cutting-edge fuel cells and fuel cell materials and technologies. 

The Centre will house the latest equipment for use by businesses looking to develop materials and technologies to create green and emission-free energy, powering everything from our homes to our cars. Use of this equipment will be offered free to small businesses.

Read the Fuel Cell Brochure


Greater Manchester SMEs within the LCEG sector can attend specialist workshops organised by the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre. 


Workshop 1 - Emerging Markets: Innovating through Fuel Cells

6 March, 9.30am - 12.30pm


Workshop 2 - Reality of Fuel Cell Technology: Research and Innovation

27 March, 9.30am - 12.30pm


Workshop 3 - Financing and Growth

11 April, 9.30am - 12.30pm


Workshop 3 - Fuel Cells to Market: Diversification

25 April, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Possible Projects

  • Replacement of platinum in fuel cell electrodes
  • Development of catalytic materials for gas reforming of hydrogen
  • Development of sensors and diagnostics for performance monitoring
  • Development and commercialisation of nanomaterials
  • Ink-jet printing of graphene
  • Production of hydrogen from water with new catalytic surfaces
  • Access to analytical tools
  • 2D materials experimentation and testing
  • Silicone technologies exploitation

The Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre have also featured in the first edition of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal, which you can access on their website. 

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