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Demonstration Project for Power Supply to Telecom Stations through FC technology

Objectif

FC and H2 may represent an enabling technology for a wider diffusion of Radio Base Station “energized” by renewable energy sources. While the expected higher energy efficiency already has an attractive potential for these applications, the energy storage potential of H2 (either locally produced or stored in bottles) is even more interesting as it could extend significantly the number of hours of unattended operation which very much determines the overall energy cost for these installation. This is an instrumental feature of H2 and FC which could favour the further diffusion of mobile applications in remote sites.
To clearly demonstrate this potential a minimum of 17 sites of really operating off-grid Radio Base Stations will be equipped with an integrated power generation system using Fuel Cell technology and H2 and tested for a significant period. This very large demonstration program will be used to assess the readiness of available technological solution to make the potential viable and demonstrate the industrial readiness of the fuel cell technology in this early market. These units will demonstrate a level of technical performance (start-up time, reliability, durability, number of cycles) that qualifies them for market entry, thereby accelerating the commercialization of this technology in Europe and elsewhere.
The RBSPoweredFCH2 Project consortium integrates different EU FC and H2 related technology maker with a market leader for Telecom Systems and with R&D institution. This peculiar opportunity is also fundamental to pursue a bottom-up approach which allows to modify the energy requirements and load profile of the energy utilization to fit in an optimum way the performances expected for the Fuel Cell system.
The demonstration project will involve the benchmarking of different technical configurations for fuel cells integrated with other local Renewable Energy sources (mainly PV but also wind). One of the key factor for this off-grid application market

Appel à propositions

FCH-JU-2010-1
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Coordinateur

ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Adresse
Via Anagnina 203
00118 Roma
Italie
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 2 128 080
Contact administratif
Giancarlo Tomarchio (Dr.)

Participants (5)

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 093 520
Adresse
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Per Balslev (Dr.)
GREENHYDROGEN DK APS
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 341 488
Adresse
Platinvej 29B
6000 Kolding
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Joergen Jensen (Mr.)
MES SA
Suisse
Contribution de l’UE
€ 301 342
Adresse
Strada Cantonale 5
6855 Stabio
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Gianmario Picciotti (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgique
Adresse
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 356 840
Adresse
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Patrizia Vannicelli (Dr.)