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COst & PERformaNces Improvement for Cgh2 composite tanks

Objective

A certain level of maturity of on-board compressed gaseous storage systems have been demonstrated through large Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) deployment projects like Clean Energy Partnership (100+ FCEVs). In addition, major car companies have confirmed their intent to start production by 2015. Nevertheless, major issues still remain to be addressed:
- VOLUME: Actual CGH2 tank production is far from being capable of feeding the volume requested by the automotive industry.
Therefore, current manufacturing equipment and production strategies are not designed for addressing such a market.
- COSTS: Latest techno-economic analysis (DoE 05/2011) are still forecasting that industrial costs for 700bar CGH2 tanks may remain 4 to 5 times higher than expected targets.
This is particularly critical with respect to a massive deployment of FCEV.
COPERNIC will address the two major targets: performance improvements and cost reduction of 70MPa TypeIV composite vessels for automotive application in order to achieve targets and lead to rapid industrial exploitation owing to the strong contribution of 4 SME and industrial partners in the consortium. It will provide real scale demonstration on a pilot manufacturing line quantitative and technical and economic assessment of strategies including evolution of materials, components, processes and designs.
Therefore, in full consistency with the call Topic, the COPERNIC project will contribute to:
- Increase the maturity and competitiveness of CGH2 manufacturing processes evolving from classical automotive manufacturing technologies or concepts.
- Decrease costs while improving composite quality, manufacturing productivity and using optimized composite design, materials and components.
The scope of work has been defined taking into account past project outcomes (STORHY) and on-going project objectives (HYCOMP). COPERNIC will ensure that the deployment of FCEV is not inhibited by prohibitive high-pressure tanks cost or availability.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 726 888,10
Administrative Contact
Jean-Philippe Nicolai (Dr.)

Participants (7)

RAIGI SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 239 841,89
Address
Arbouville
28310 Rouvray Saint Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Perrier (Mr.)
SYMBIO
France
EU contribution
€ 70 709
Address
14 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud
38600 Fontaine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Cettier (Mr.)
HOCHDRUCK REDUZIERTECHNIK GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 24 810
Address
Siemensstrasse 2-4
61239 Ober Morlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Andreas (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 270 571,20
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jerzy Kaleta (Prof.)
OPTIMUM CPV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 446 527,43
Address
Industrieweg 2083
3520 Zonhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Axel Seifert (Mr.)
NEL HYDROGEN AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 53 424,80
Address
Industriparken 34 B Lind
7400 Herning
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mikael Sloth (Mr.)
ANLEG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 152 027,94
Address
Am Schornacker 59
46485 Wesel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Andreas (Mr.)