Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Key policy makes consider hydrogen fuel cells the most promising decarbonization option for trucks, buses, ships, trains, large cars, and commercial vehicles. The difficult experimental environment of a fuel cell makes numerical simulation a critical tool to improve fuel cell performance, life-span and costs.
Fuel cell models at full complexity are comprised of nonlinear coupled PDEs governing e.g. gas and water transport, proton diffusion, conductivity, chemistry, heat transfer and phase changes.
Solving such models in 3D at full complexity requires very substantial approximation.
PASQAL’s research in this field is supported by €10M funding from the European Innovation Council.
PASQAL’s unique and proprietary solvers for differential equations promise a more accurate and efficient solution and implemented on our quantum processors these methods promise quantum advantage in the very near-term.
Quantum in Real Life
"We are excited to investigate the transformative potential of quantum computing on the automotive industry and are committed to extending the limits of engineering performance."
BMW Group IT Chief