The EZlab, which enables analysis of fuel cell electrode components, where chemical reactions occur to produce electricity from fuels like hydrogen, hydrocarbons and alcohols, can be utilized for both short-term and longer-term studies to reveal fuel cell failure modes.

NuVant Systems has utilized Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana, located in AmeriPlex at the Crossroads to develop, assemble and manufacture the EZlab test stations that have been optimized for educational purposes.

NuVant Systems founder Eugene Smotkin said that EZlab is modular and can interface with a variety of fuel cells, including hydrogen- or alcohol-fueled cells and all the components are on the front panel, not hidden inside like other test stations, to maximize ease of use for educational labs.