Over the past years, fuel cells have gained importance as energy converters, both in stationary and mobile applications. The electrode plates in the fuel cells are mostly made of metal or carbon and are coated with platinum, palladium or ruthenium to generate the catalytic effect.

Currently, the recovery of used fuel cells in the recycling loop is still fairly low, but constantly increasing. If you are interested in recycling fuel cells, please contact us: We will be pleased to provide you with a customized offer.

Application Areas of Fuel Cells


Hensel Recycling ist part of the international consortium Best4Hy. The project focuses on the development and validation of existing and novel recycling processes for two key fuel cell and hydrogen products: proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM FC) and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC).

Projekt gefördert von HORIZON 2020

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 101007216. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.

Raw Material Recovery From Fuel Cells

Raw Material Recovery from Fuel Cells
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