BeFC enable the next generation of sustainable microelectronics.Learn more
BeFC is committed to providing an eco-friendly energy solution to enable the next generation of low-environmental impact electronic solutions.
Our company was created in May 2020 as a spin-off of the CNRS. BeFC was founded on decades of pioneering biofuel cell research, pivoted towards emerging markets in the packaging, wearable 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.
Following VC seed financing in June 2020, BeFC have invested in optimising material selection, product design, as well as refining processes to improve compatibility 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.
With the company focusing on achieving clients’ requirements and implementing its quality control framework, BeFC is on track for delivering its first batch of mass-produced products at the start of 2024.
With the help of our clients, strategic partners, and investors, our goal is to take BeFC technology global in 2025.
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.Show all
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.
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.
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.
Meet our leaders
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.
Jean-Francis shares executive duties with Jules in the function of COO, and help manage the interdisciplinary team, ensuring the share the values at BeFC. He is also in charge of the developing our production capabilities to provide our clients with an eco-friendly, but also economically-viable, solution.
As a CPO, Marie is in charge of the product strategy and development: she is focused on defining the product vision, ensuring the product aligns with customer needs. Marie also provides customer project management, product engineering and product marketing.