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Sofc Apu For Auxiliary Road-truck Installations

Objective

SAFARI aims to design, optimise and build 5 100We SOFC stacks, and to integrate then into 2 truck cab power systems comprising both rapid heating planar SOFC from ALM and microtubular SOFC from ADE, together with a battery and appliances found in a modern truck manufactured by IVECO. Additional components of the system are a gas processor to clean up the molecules from liquefied natural gas (LNG) plus other equipment for Balance of Plant (BoP) and heater/chiller. All these components will be constituents of a fuel cell unit which will first be tested in the lab and , after further miniaturisation, in a truck platform. SAFARI is primarily focussed on trucks at HAR who run a fleet of LNG trucks, but the project will also consiser other options including buses and delivery vehicles using LNG. Trials will be undertaken in the UK especially to comply with approvals for codes and standards, as well as assessing the economic fleet potential. LNG was selected as the fuel because it is increasing in importance for trucks across the EU, with lower costs and much lower emissions than diesel trucks. Also, LNG is widely available throughout the EU with long-term supplies guaranteed for the next two centuries. The SOFC was chosen because it can operate readily on LNG, while providing low emissions, low noise and good heat/chilling available. In addition it is modular with potential for extending truck applications. The main benefit for the truck maufacturer is reduced emissions fom LNG boil-off.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2012-1
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Coordinator

ADELAN LTD
Address
Wycherley, Tower Road, Ashley Heath,
TF9 4PY Market Drayton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 486 944
Administrative Contact
Kevin Kendall (Prof.)

Participants (5)

T. BADEN HARDSTAFF LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 259 360
Address
Gotham Road Hillside Hillside
NG11 0DF Kingston On Soar Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Matchett (Mr.)
ALMUS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 165 100
Address
Morgenacherstrasse 2F
5452 Oberrohrdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulf Bossel (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 251 600
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aman Dhir (Dr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 031
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Miguel Sanjuan (Mr.)
ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 112 122
Address
Al. Piastow 17
70 310 Szczecin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paulina Pianko-Oprych (Dr.)