Panel Discussion: Advancing Fuel Cell Components for a Greener Tomorrow with Mebius

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1 hour | Free | Online | Arpad Forberger Vilmos Katona Kristjan Rant Ales Zupancic Jernej Hocevar

Green hydrogen, produced through water electrolysis, is rapidly emerging as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels across various sectors, including automotive.

In Europe, the hydrogen market is expected to witness substantial growth due to various factors, including the European Union’s climate targets as outlined in the European Green Deal, which aims for climate neutrality by 2050. According to an analysis from McKinsey, hydrogen bears immense potential, with projections indicating it could help reduce global emissions by over 20% by 2050.

At the forefront of this innovation is Mebius, dedicated to developing new and more efficient Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) components.

Recently, Mebius joined forces with SciEngineer to optimize bipolar plates, one of the most critical components in fuel cell stacks, aiming to enhance process efficiency. Their collaboration was a smash hit, showcasing the potential of industry partnerships in driving clean energy advancements.

During this panel discussion, we’ll explore the fundamentals of fuel cell technology and delve into the opportunities and challenges entailed in hydrogen-based energy production. We’ll reveal the specifics of how Mebius and SciEngineer worked together and show how hydrogen can help various high-emissions sectors meet climate targets. Finally, we’ll discuss future trends and opportunities for hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing.

How this event will help engineers

Engineers will reap valuable insights into the latest advancements in fuel cell technology and hydrogen-based energy solutions in this panel discussion. Those involved in research, development, and implementation will gain practical knowledge and tools to address technical challenges and optimize processes for improving the efficiency and performance of the hydrogen-based energy production process.

Strategic insights and more for business

Our panel discussion provides business leaders with strategic insights into opportunities for growth and innovation in the rapidly expanding hydrogen market. Businesses will also be equipped with practical strategies to enhance their engineering processes, streamline operations, and deliver sustainable solutions.


  • Introduction to Mebius
  • Introduction to Fuel Cell Technology
  • Overview of Mebius and SciEngineer’ Joint Effort
  • Key Challenges in Fuel Cell Optimization
  • Innovations in Bipolar Plate Design and Efficiency
  • Temperature Optimisation
  • Future Trends and Opportunities
  • Audience Q&A

Learn more

  • User Story: Mebius is Enhancing Efficiency in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Manufacturing with COMSOL Multiphysics
    Mebius has partnered with SciEngineer to optimize the design of bipolar plates using COMSOL Multiphysics software. COMSOL Multiphysics enabled the team to calculate electrochemical, thermal, and fluid dynamics simultaneously and allow for iterative design refinement.
    Read the user story here

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About the Speaker(s)

  • Arpad Forberger

    Application Engineer

    Arpad is an application engineer at SciEngineer. His research and consulting work focus on technical computing and finite element modeling.

  • Vilmos Katona

    Vilmos Katona

    Professional Services and Solutions Business Development Manager

    Vilmos is the expert liaison for enabling our partners at the cross-section of business and technology. When it comes to meeting your stakeholders business expectations and setting short- and long term objectives on your roadmap, he’ll be your trusted advisor.

  • Kristjan Rant

    Kristjan Rant

    Research And Development Engineer at Mebius

    Kristian is a research & development engineer at Mebius. His diverse career spans roles such as Head of Projects, CAD Mechanical Designer, and Computer 3D Designer.

  • Ales Zupancic

    Ales Zupancic

    CEO at Mebius

    With a foundation in Electronics and IT, Ales Zupancic launched his career as a System Engineer. He then led a global R&D team of 100+ developers for 12 years in an international gaming company. In early 2023, he transitioned to Mebius after its acquisition by a major investment group. Initially contributing to the PEM Fuel Cell prototype development, he now serves as its CEO.

  • Jernej Hocevar

    Jernej Hocevar

    Project Manager at Mebius

    In 2008, Jernej Hocevar embarked on his journey into the realm of fuel cell technologies through the establishment of Mebius, a family-owned startup. Since its inception, he has held diverse roles within the company, yet his primary dedication has remained steadfastly on catalyst ink development, catalyst deposition technologies, and MEA fabrication. His recent endeavors have been centered on pioneering the development of inks tailored for slot-die coating, spraying deposition, and ink-jet printing. Additionally, he has contributed significantly to the assembly and lamination of MEAs within the context of the Horizon 2020 project known as MORELife.

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