FC-Cubic is a technical research association that aims to promote common fundamental
research that supports the development of fuel cell systems in industry.
In addition to the research and development of advanced and wide-ranging evaluation and
analysis technologies aimed at elucidating various phenomena occurring in fuel cells,
an organization that serves as a bridge to deploy the wisdom of academia to industry,
we work to maintain close communication with universities, national laboratories,
and hydrogen-related companies.
We are also committed to building a network of friends and colleagues to help realize a
Since 2020, we have been a contract research organization for a project, “PEFC Evaluation and Analysis Platform”, promoted by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).
And as the contract research organization, we also contribute to the development of new
materials and the creation of new concepts with a view to product implementation by
utilizing the evaluation and analysis technologies we have cultivated over the years.
In the future, we will devote ourselves to playing a role in improving the international
competitiveness of Japanese industry as a core for promoting fuel cell research and
development in Japan.
We will strive to contribute to the realization of a hydrogen society on a global scale while
fulfilling our role as a hub for research and development exchanges with countries around
FC-Cubic TRA Fuel Cell Cutting-Edge Research Center
Technology Research Association
April 2, 2010
Yoshihiko Hamamura (Senior General Manager, Fuel Cell Business Field, Toyota Motor Corporation)
Address : 2nd Floor, AIST Tokyo Waterfront Main Building,
2-3-26 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064
Established as a research center for advanced polymer electrolyte fuel cells the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Fuel Cell Advanced Science Research Project (2005-2009) -NEDO Project
Established as an organization that traces back to
science to explore various phenomena that occur in
fuel cells with the aim of promoting common basic
research that supports the development of fuel cell
systems in the industrial world.
Organizational change to Technology Research Association FC-Cubic
Development of technology to promote the practical application of polymer electrolyte fuel cells / development of basic technology
Structure, reaction, and mass transfer analysis of MEA materials
(2010-2014) – NEDO Project
Reorganized into a technical research association with
the aim of fusing the wisdom of academia with the
vitality of industry.
Advanced technology development business / dissemination of polymer electrolyte fuel cell utilization
Development of basic technology for expansion/highly coupled analysis of catalyst, electrolyte, and MEA internal phenomena, and cell evaluation (2015-2017).
MEA Performance Creation Technology Development (2018-2019) – NEDO Project
Aiming to develop evaluation / analysis technology by
developing technology from element material properties to phenomena within MEA
Industry-academia-government collaborative R&D project to solve common problems for the rapid diffusion of fuel cells/Development of fundamental technologies to solve common problems/Research and development of electrochemical property measurement technology (2020～）- NEDO Project
ndustry-academia-government collaborative R&D project to solve common problems for the rapid diffusion of fuel cells/Development of fundamental technologies to solve common problems/Evaluation Analysis Platform Management（2020～）- NEDO Project
In order to improve the technological competitiveness
of domestic fuel cell technology, we will gather the
broad and deep wisdom of advanced materials and
analysis technology researchers, expand the base of
fuel cell research, and develop human resources.
Concluded an agreement with Yamanashi Prefecture regarding the relocation of the FC-Cubic Research Center
March 2023 (planned)
Moved R&D base to Komekurayama, Yamanashi Prefecture and expanded functions
Aiming to be an organization that plays a role as a core
for promoting fuel cell R&D in Japan and as a hub for
R&D exchanges with countries around the world