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The Integration and demonstration of Large Stationary Fuel Cell Systems for Distributed Generation

Objective

Certain industries, such as chemical production or petroleum refining have been identified as producing quantities of by-product hydrogen that can be used to produce clean, load-following power on a distributed basis, reducing reliance on fossil fuels. While the chemical production industry generally acknowledges the potential value of stationary fuel cell applications, the lack of multiple megawatt-scale European reference sites is a significant barrier to widespread adoption.
The CLEARgen Demo proposal aims to address this need. DANTHERM (Denmark), supported by Ballard Power Systems (Canada), will make design improvements to the existing ClearGen(tm) system, building parts for a one-megawatt fuel cell system to meet the specific requirements of European customers. DANTHERM will also manage the project. HDF (France) will design installations, integrate, commission and operate the system at a demonstration site provided by AQUIPAC (France), validating and maintaining system performance over the duration of a two and a half year demonstration period. HDF will also realize all procedures for permitting, will prepare the site and will install facilities. JEMA (Spain) will be in charge of electrical integration of the fuel cell system to injecting electricity in the public grid. The CNRS-ICMCB (France) will be responsible for data analysis and dissemination of results. The total project duration is approximately sixty-five months.

The objectives of the CLEARgen Demo Project are:
1) The development and construction of a large scale fuel cell system, purpose-built for the European market,
2) The validation of the technical and economic readiness of the fuel cell system at the megawatt scale, and
3) The field demonstration and development of megawatt scale system at a European chemical production plant.
The demonstration site was chosen for the ability to provide a strong reference case so as to convince future operators of the relevance of large scale stationary fuel cell applications.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/petroleum
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (FCH)

Coordinator

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS
Address
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 272 160
Administrative Contact
Kristina F Juelsgaard (Mrs.)

Participants (7)

HYDROGENE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 3 547 203
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 20
33310 Lormont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Damien Havard (Mr.)
AQUIPAC SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 566 882
Address
20 Rue Jean Jaurès
33310 Lormont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Damien Havard (Mr.)
JEMA ENERGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 71 205
Address
Paseo Del Circuito 10
20160 Lasarte-oria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ibon Cerro (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 47 645
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaelle Bujan (Ms.)
LOGAN ENERGY LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 000
Address
South St Andrew Street 10
EH2 2AZ Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bill Ireland (Mr.)
LINDE GAS MAGYARORSZAG ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Carl Von Linde Utca 1
9653 Repcelak
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lajos Szalontai (Mr.)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Albin Zsebik (Dr.)