IRD Fuel Cells

IRD Fuel Cells A/S is a high technology company devoted to research, development and production of fuel-cell technology, components and systems.

Through strong competences within electrochemistry and materials science along with electronic and mechanical engineering, IRD has transformed ideas and patents – developed during more than 15 years – into commercial products.

Excess renewable energy is converted to hydrogen through electrolysis. The hydrogen is stored in tanks and lead to households through pipes, where IRD’s 1.5-kWAC and 1.5-kWth μCHP unit converts it to 100 % green and renewable energy. Some of the electricity may be distributed through the power grid.

Efforts made in cooperation with international research groups, strategic partners and customers have led to leading technology and products within Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) for micro-scale combined heat & power (μCHP) generation, Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC) for power backup (UPS) and auxiliary power unit (APU) applications, and Flow Plates and Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEA) for a wide range of fuel cell types.

Hydrogen-fuelled μCHP unit from IRD. Nominal power output: 1.5 kWAC. Nominal heat output: 1.5 kWth. Combined efficiency: 94 % (of LHV).

IRD’s satellite MEA production facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

One of IRD’s hydrogen-fuelled 1.5-kWAC and 1.5-kWth μCHP units installed in a Danish household.


IRD Fuel Cells A/S
Kullinggade 31
DK-5700 Svendborg

Phone: (+45) 6363 3000
17 MAY 2021