Intelligent Energy is a UK based power technology business specializing in the development of hydrogen-based fuel cells power systems. These systems developed by the company are applicable in power generation, power distribution, consumer electrics and automotive markets. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in UK, but has offices in Japan, US, India and Singapore as well. Being operational as a subsidiary of Intelligent Energy Holdings Plc., the company employs around 400 people, and has strategic alliances with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Scottish and Southern Energy Plc.
During the 1980s, the Loughborough University of UK became the first development and research center in Europe for PEM fuel cell technology. The R&D team created the first kW-level PEM fuel cell stack of UK in 1995. Later in the same year, Anthony Newbold, Jon Moore, Phil Mitchell and Paul Adcock founded Advanced Power Sources Ltd. (APS) as a spin-out from the University. It became the first company in UK dedicated to developing and commercializing PEM fuel cells. Intelligent Energy founded in 2001 by Harry Bradbury acquired APS, and used its intellectual property into the technology of PEM fuel cells.