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Evaluating the Performance of Fuel Cells in European Energy Supply Grids

Objective

It has become apparent in the development of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Multi Annual Implementation Plan (MAIP) and Annual Implementation Plans (API) that it is difficult to formulate precise targets and requirements for stationary fuel cell applications due to the complicated interaction of FC system operation with grid specifics and the differing goals of FC implementation in the Member States. Neither for efficiency and emission levels, for example, nor for more technical specifications like cycling ability and turn-down ratio can clear targets be set and benchmarks applied that are independent from the energy supply grid environment the FC system is operating in.
Therefore it was decided to omit such targets from the JU programme, which on the other hand constitutes an unsatisfactory situation due to the lack of clear technical guidelines.
The project will contribute to solving this situation by collecting and reviewing information on stationary FC operations in various grid environments and application strategies. From this analysis and using information on competing technologies and their future development, benchmarks and targets for stationary fuel cell applications in Europe will be developed and coordinated with the relevant European stakeholders, as well as with the FCH JU and the Commission. These benchmarks will be essential in assessing the progress of the JU programme in improving fuel cell technology and the advantages fuel cells can offer over conventional technologies in the context of different energy supply grids.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CSA-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Coordination and Support Acti

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 32 636
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)

Participants (9)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 887
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Bosch
EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 59 385
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
August Guenter
E. ON RUHRGAS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 58 315
Address
Brüsseler Plaz 1
45131 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anke Lindner (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 89 345
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Liisa Pyy (Ms.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 76 504
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angelo Moreno (Dr.)
Grontmij AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 66 874
Address
Mejerivägen 1
10074 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bengt Ridell (Mr.)
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 49 755
Address
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Janusz Jewulski (Dr.)
EBZ Entwicklungs- und Vertriebsgesellschaft Brennstoffzelle mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 43 281
Address
Marschnerstraße 26
01307 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oliver Posdziech (Mr.)
UNIPER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
Address
Alexander Von Humboldt Stasse 1
45896 Gelsenkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernd Ritter (Mr.)