Days ago, the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality published a list of 2021 New Shanghai Technology Innovation Center in the field of new energy and new materials. REFIRE Technology was awarded as 2021 Shanghai Fuel Cell System Technology Innovation Center by virtue of its exceptional technological innovations, continuous investment in innovation and extensive market and industry endorsement.
The construction of 2021 Shanghai Technology Innovation Center that is in close accord with the technological innovation needs of key industries in Shanghai leads innovation-driven development of key industries, effectively boosts the creativity of private enterprises in Shanghai, and actively promotes connectivity with the planning of national science and technology innovation bases, thereby providing impetus to address the industrial transformation caused by technological revolutions.
Over the past seven years since its establishment, REFIRE Technology, by dint of its untiring focus on and full commitment to scientific and technological innovations, as well as continuous investment in research and development, has gradually built an experienced global R&D team and sustainable technological competitiveness.
To cope with key technology challenges in terms of power, service life and cold start engine performance at low temperatures in commercial fuel cell vehicle development, as well as dependence on some core component imports, REFIRE Technology continues to achieve advances in fuel cell system core technologies and key components, making a breakthrough in high-power stack system design integration. Directional cooling of components is developed to deal with environmental adaptability to low temperatures. Fuel cell system feature data extraction and remote on-line refreshing on the cloud platform actualize online service life optimization. Advances in core technologies of such components as stacks and the hydrogen circulation system facilitate the application of developed technologies in China.
Meanwhile, the company vigorously promotes the construction and improvement of the industry-university-research integration in the fuel cell industry relying on its singular overall strength in such links as technology R&D, testing and production. For instance, it has established fuel cell joint laboratories with several universities such as Tongji University and Beijing Institute of Technology to accelerate the efficient application of scientific and technological achievements.
REFIRE Technology acts in the belief that a small step forward in technology leads remarkable changes of hydrogen electric transport. The REFIRE fuel cell system has now realized independent control of core and key components such as stack, membrane electrode, bipolar plate, hydrogen circulation system and DC/DC.
In 2020, the first prize of “China Automotive S&T Award” was awarded to the project of “Key Technology and Industrialization of Long-life Fuel Cell System for Commercial Vehicle” jointly completed by REFIRE and 5 units including Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongji University, Yutong, FAW Group and Dongfeng Motor. The project stood out from 204 programs in total at the SAECCE 2020.
In 2021, REFIRE, the only fuel cell enterprise, was shortlisted in the sixth list of individual champion enterprises (and products) in the manufacturing industry determined by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. A few days ago, REFIRE Group was selected as 2022 Shanghai Top 100 Hardcore Technology Enterprises by virtue of its leading edge in core fuel cell technologies at the Shanghai Industrial Technology Innovation Conference.
Headquartered in Shanghai, REFIRE is the world’s leading deployer of commercial hydrogen fuel cell zero-emissions technologies. The company specialises in designing, testing, prototyping, application engineering and in integrated fuel cell systems for buses, trucks, specialised vehicles, power supply units, and marine applications.
As of Q1 2021, REFIRE fuel cell technologies and products are powering over 2,700 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in daily use in 15 cities across China, as well as various projects in five other countries. To date, combined vehicle mileage exceeds 63 million kilometres.
Marketing & Communications Department, REFIRE