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BeFC enable the next generation of sustainable microelectronics.

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BeFC is committed to providing an eco-friendly energy solution to enable the next generation of low-environmental impact electronic solutions.

Our Vision

MAY 25
2020
MAY 25
2020

Creation of the company

Created in May 2020 as a CNRS spin-off, BeFC was founded on decades of pioneering biofuel cell research, centred on emerging markets in the packaging, wearables and single-use medical markets.

With a team of world class engineers, scientists, and problem-solvers, BeFC develops an organic and eco-friendly energy solution for the next generation of smart and sustainable electronics.

JUN 29
2020
JUN 26
2021
€3M

Seed funding

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JUN 26
2021
JUN 26
2021
BeFC batteries being manufactured

Pre-Industrialisation phase

Following venture capital seed financing in June 2020, BeFC  invested in optimising material selection, product design, and process optimisation to start gearing up towards industrial production.

The company’s robotic sheet-to-sheet machine is capable of producing 2000 units per day for prototyping and industrial testing. In the middle of 2021, BeFC started developing a roll-to-roll process, to be implemented by the end of 2022.

May 26
2023
Q4
2022

3 years anniversary

June 8
2023
Q4
2022
€16M

Series A investment and international expansion

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2024
Q1
2024

BeFC reaches commercialisation phase

With the company focusing on delivering clients’ requirements and implementing its quality control framework, BeFC is on track to deliver its first batch of mass-produced products in 2024.

2025
Q1
2025

BeFC products go global

With the help of our clients, strategic partners, and investors, our goal is to take BeFC technology global in 2025.

Jobs

BeFC is an interdisciplinary team that welcome fresh perspectives from every new member. Like us, you need to be driven by quality and be motivated to grow and develop. Work with us to help create the next generation of smart and sustainable devices.

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Facilities

Office in France
France

As a Université Grenoble Alpes spinoff, we have retained a campus presence with our facilities at Bâtiment Nanobio. With a handful of laboratories and supporting offices, this location is dedicated to innovation, providing a hub to connect and collaborate with the rich academic and industrial ecosystem that Grenoble offers.

Office in France
France

Situated around 10 km to the east of Grenoble, our site at Villard-Bonnot provide electronics development and pilot production facilities. This industrial complex within Techniparc Grand Île is key in supporting our rapid growth.

US office
US

Our office in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) of North Carolina is at the epicenter of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. As the largest research park in the United States, it provides an ideal location to initiate business in the US. We are also operating from Boston, Massachusetts, via the MassChallenge incubator.

Leadership team

Meet our leaders

Dr. Aleksandrs SERGEJEVS
Electronics Manager

Aleksandrs leads the electronics development of our products. Specifically, he manages the hardware, firmware and software engineering. With his approach, BeFC aims to provide a diverse portfolio of capabilities with our electronic platforms whilst delivering on our company mission of low-cost and low-environmental impact electronic solutions.

Dr. Bilal DEMIR
Scientific Program Manager

Bilal is focused on delivering technical improvements through the use of innovative formulations, bringing state-of-the-art solutions to BeFC.

Dr. Florian D’ACCRISCIO
Innovation Program Manager

At BeFC, Florian's key role is to manage the IP portfolio in order to ensure the freedom to operate of the company. His background will help him drive the IP roadmap based on product, design, and innovation developments of the team.

Thomas GERFAUD
Facilities & Utilities Manager

Thomas looks forward to exploiting his experience to help shape the company’s facility management strategy at this important time in BeFC’s development.

Prof. Jean-Francis BLOCH
Secretary General (SG)

Jean-Francis delivers and encourages the highest standards of administration and compliance, whilst maintaining and developing institutional relations. He also leads our public funding applications.

Gilles DESANGES
Delegated General Director

As CFO, Gilles manages all financial processes, protecting financial health of the company, making sure that management and shareholders have accurate information and ensuring that financial culture is spread across the company. He is also in charge of defining with Dr. Jules HAMMOND and Prof. Jean-Francis BLOCH the strategic roadmap of the company.

Dr. Jules HAMMOND
President

As a CEO, Jules is focused on hiring talent to build an interdisciplinary team of problem solvers. He develops the strategy to guide the company towards its mission of replacing conventional miniature batteries with BeFC technology, to provide an eco-friendly and sustainable energy solution for low-power electronics.

Dr. Marie BERTHUEL
Product Director

As a CPO, Marie is in charge of product strategy and development: she is focused on defining the product vision, ensuring the product aligns with customer needs. Marie also provides extensive customer project management, product engineering and product marketing experience.

Norbert PLAT
Industrial Director

As a Chief Industrialization Officer, Norbert manages the transition of products / process from prototypes to industrial production systems, making sure that Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost are included at the right level. He is also in charge of defining the industrial strategic roadmap of the company.

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