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Bridging Models at Different Scales To Design New Generation Fuel Cells for Electrified Mobility

Objective

To achieve the goals of the European Green Deal on climate neutrality, a 90% reduction in transport emissions is needed by 2050. The automotive industry urgently needs to accelerate the introduction of alternative powertrains for electrified vehicles. Hydrogen-powered Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs) are carbon-free power devices that meet these goals in both mobile and stationary applications. BLESSED aims at revolutionising the design process of next generation PEMFCs, to improve efficiency, durability and affordability for widespread use, with direct implications in clean energy and sustainable industry/mobility. BLESSED will train 15 Doctoral Candidates (DCs) to solve Multi-Scale (MS) engineering challenges, from the electrons up to the device level, through a unique combination of multi-disciplinary computational methods with Machine Learning (ML) to bridge each length scale’s highly accurate model to adjacent scales. Then, a top-down length scale approach will be followed to optimise PEMFC and its components. To this end, the 15 DCs will synergistically develop a unique MS computational framework for the all-scale PEMFC analysis/design, assisted by ML tools. This will allow the simultaneous consideration of complex physico-chemical phenomena occurring at all length scales, such as catalytically-assisted chemical reactions, contact of rough surfaces, mechanical/chemical degradation of membranes, fluid flows in porous media etc., at affordable computational cost. The proposed ID-network brings together world-class academic expertise on numerical modelling and simulation in electrochemistry, reacting flows, fluid mechanics, materials, optimisation methods and ML, with industrial developers. With a strong focus on industrial applications, BLESSED will develop methodologies and tools to exceed state-of-the-art in PEMFCs by minimising the Platinum group metal content and corrosion while maximising mass transport and electrical conductivity.

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TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
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€ 525 240,00
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Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel
Belgium

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
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Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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FREUDENBERG TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SE & CO. KG
Germany
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€ 390 808,80
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Hohnerweg 2-4
69469 Weinheim

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
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AC2T RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
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€ 135 165,60
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Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt

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Niederösterreich Niederösterreich-Süd
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Other
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ASOUTI V & SIA OE
Greece
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€ 120 049,20
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Makras Stoas 3
185 31 Piraeus

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Πειραιάς Aττική Αττική
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MATGENIX
Belgium
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€ 131 310,00
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Rue Armand Bury(goz) 185
6534 Thuin

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Région wallonne Prov. Hainaut Arr. Thuin
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SIMUNE ATOMISTICS SL
Spain
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€ 125 985,60
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Avenida De Tolosa 76
20018 Donostia San Sebastian

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 130 269,60
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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
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€ 130 269,60
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Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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INSTITUT TEHNICKIH NAUKA SRPSKE AKADEMIJE NAUKA I UMETNOSTI - INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES OF THE SERBIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS
Serbia
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€ 105 422,40
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Ulica Knez Mihailova 35
11000 Belgrade

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Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
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PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
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€ 240 098,40
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University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno

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Ρέθυμνο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 424 040,40
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE
Italy
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€ 129 718,80
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Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste

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Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
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€ 135 165,60
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Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Wien Wien
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UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
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Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
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AVL LIST GMBH
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Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz

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Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
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SOFTWARE COMPETENCE CENTER HAGENBERG GMBH
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Softwarepark 32 A
4232 Hagenberg

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Mühlviertel
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Wendelsbergs beräkningskemi AB
Sweden
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Kyrkvägen 7b
435 35 Mölnlycke

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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FACULTY OF PHYSICS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
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Studentski Trg 12-16
11001 Belgrade

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UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
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Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
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OPENCFD LIMITED
United Kingdom
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Unit 6 The Courtyard Eastern Road
RG12 2XB Bracknell Berkshire

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
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Altair Engineering Single shareholder ltd
Greece
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9 Χλμ Θεσσαλονίκης Θέρμης - Balkan Center
570 01 Θεσσαλονικη

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UNIVERSITE DE PICARDIE JULES VERNE
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Chemin Du Thil
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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
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