In a significant stride towards revolutionising hydrogen fuel cell technology, Bramble Energy, a pioneer in the field, has officially inaugurated its new headquarters in Crawley, West Sussex.
Founded as a spin-out from universities and nurtured within the garage of its co-founder and CEO, Dr Tom Mason, Bramble Energy is continuing its growth in the fuel cell technology sector with the move to a new site, three times bigger than its previous HQ. The new site now includes a hydrogen innovation hub, housing a research, development, and testing facility exclusively dedicated to hydrogen fuel cells, electrolysers, and sensors.
“Our world-leading Hydrogen Innovation Hub at Atrium Court will significantly contribute to levelling up the UK’s hydrogen and fuel cell testing capability,” Mason explains. ”It will play a crucial role in our future development as we revolutionise the shift towards cleaner and sustainable energy solutions.”
Bramble Energy’s hydrogen fuel cell technology revolves around its PCB-X™ Platform, a design that overcomes critical challenges in hydrogen fuel cell production. This solution allows the company to design, manufacture, test, and dispatch a PCB fuel cell within weeks, all at a substantially lower cost compared to industry standards.
The journey of Bramble Energy’s growth has been bolstered by financial backing from various quarters, including venture capital and UK government-funded initiatives. A notable achievement was securing £5 million in funding in July 2020, followed by an additional £35 million in February 2022. Most recently, in May 2023, the company was awarded £12 million in funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre, earmarked for its fuel cell technology implementation in a hydrogen bus project.