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Long-life PEM-FCH &CHP systems at temperatures higher than100°C

Objetivo

The present proposal aims at the development of SPG&CHP systems based on Polymeric Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Hydrogen (PEMFCH). A drawback in the state-of-the-art systems is the too low operating temperatures (70-80°C) of PEMFCHs for cogeneration purposes. Operating temperatures above 100°C would have several advantages including easier warm water distribution in buildings, reduced anode poisoning due to carbon monoxide impurities in the fuel and improved fuel oxidation kinetics. A PEMFCH operating in the temperature range of 100-130°C is highly desirable and could be decisive for the development of SPG&CHP systems based on PEMFCHs. The main objective of the present project is to give a clear demonstration that long-life SPG&CHP systems based on PEMFCHs operating above 100°C can now be developed on the basis of recent knowledge on the degradation mechanisms of ionomeric membranes and on innovative synthetic approaches recently disclosed by some participants of this project. Main research tasks: (1) Develop long life (longer 40000 hrs) perfluoro sulfonic acid membranes and sulfonated aromatic polymer membranes operating at 100-130°C with current density of at least 4000A/m2; (2) Create new long-life catalytic electrodes and MEAs working in the above temperature range; (3) Perform accelerated ageing tests and long-term single cell tests to understand degradation mechanisms, to make lifetime predictions and to give input to objectives 1 and 2; (4) Develop a prototype of a modular SPG&CHP system based on multi-PEMFCHs realized with the new long-life MEAs; (5) Benchmarking the single-cell and the modular prototype performance at temperatures above 100°C against the best literature results. The project will benefit from the synergy arising from the know-how of leading research groups of universities and research institutes as well as from the technical knowledge and expertise of industries and utility companies involved in fuel cell development and testing.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FCH-JU-2008-1
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Coordinador

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Dirección
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italia
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 310 355,14
Contacto administrativo
Giuseppe Barbieri (Dr.)

Participantes (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 243 100
Dirección
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Maria Letizia Terranova (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE PROVENCE
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 151 429
Dirección
3 Place Victor Hugo
13331 Marseille
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Philippe Knauth (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 151 130
Dirección
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Rolf Hempelmann (Prof.)
EDISON SPA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 66 490
Dirección
Foro Buonaparte 31
20121 Milano
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Valter Richiardone (Dr.)
FUMATECH BWT GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 167 533,31
Dirección
Carl Benz Strasse 4
74321 Bietigheim Bissingen
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Bernd Bauer (Dr.)
MATGAS 2000 AIE
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 204 240
Dirección
Campus De La Uab Edificio Matgas
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Patricia Ruiz (Dr.)
POLITECHNIKA KRAKOWSKA
Polonia
Aportación de la UE
€ 65 949,55
Dirección
Warszawaka 24
31 155 Krakow
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Piotr Czuprynski (Mr.)