FURIMProject reference: 502782
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Further Improvement and System Integration of High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (FURIM)
The proposed IP is devoted to further development of the PEMFC technology based on temperature-resistant polymer membranes for operation above 100°C. The strategic developments of the FURIM are in three steps: (1) improvement of high temperature polymer membranes and related materials; (2) development of technological units including fuel cell stack, hydrocarbon reformer, afterburner and power management system; and (3) integration of the HT-PEMFC stack with these compatible subunits. The advanced features of the integrated power system include high system efficiency, high power density (small size and light weight of the overall system), simple construction and operation, effective cost, high reliability, less maintenance, and better transient response capacities, which are desirable for both automobile and stationary applications. Trans-national efforts from European industries and R&D groups will be made for the development and exploitation. The fulfilment of the project objectives will sufficiently promote the commercialisation of the fuel cell technology and therefore substantially increase the energy efficiency and reduce polluting emissions, which are the main objectives of the Programme.
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