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Automotive Fuel Cell Stack Cluster Initiative for Europe II

Objective

Several automotive OEMs have announced plans for the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles from 2014/15. Industrial partnerships such as H2-Mobility in Germany, the UK or Hydrogen Highway in Scandinavia are working to establish the required initial H2- infrastructure While this is a clear signal for the functional readiness of fuel cell technology in automotive application, durability, efficiency, power density and cost of the fuel cell stack need further advancements and in some cases substantial improvement in years to come.
Industrial fuel cell development in Europe lacks both, state-of-the-art stack products and competitive stack suppliers for automotive application. Only a few European component suppliers can deliver mature state-of-the-art stack components (MEA, bipolar plates) with the requested specifications.
“Auto-Stack Core” establishes a coalition with the objective to develop best-of-its-class automotive stack hardware with superior power density and performance while meeting commercial target cost. The project consortium combines the collective expertise of automotive OEMs, component suppliers, system integrators and research institutes and thus removes critical disconnects between stakeholders.
The technical concept is based on the Auto-Stack assessments which were carried out under the FCH JU Grant Agreement No. 245 142 and reflects the system requirements of major OEMs. It suggests a platform concept to substantially improve economies of scale and reduce critical investment cost for individual OEMs by sharing the same stack hardware for different vehicles and vehicle categories as well as selected other industrial applications thus addressing one of the most critical challenges of fuel cell commercialization.
Presence of key industrial players in the project and strict orientation towards industrial requirements shall facilitate commercial utilization of the project results. The project is of strategic importance for European competitiveness.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 228 000
Administrative Contact
Ludwig Joerissen (Dr.)

Participants (16)

SOLVICORE GMBH & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 812 099
Address
Rodenbacher Chaussee 4
63457 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Bachmann (Mr.)
BELENOS CLEAN POWER HOLDING AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 215 985
Address
Seevorstadt 6
2502 Biel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Hannesen (Mr.)
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 023 703
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juliane Wolf (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 827 617
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yves Hussenot (Mr.)
REINZ-DICHTUNGS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 539 995
Address
Reinzstrasse 3-7
89233 Neu Ulm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Winkler (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 591
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Prestele (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 320 300
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Mrs.)
Freudenberg FCCT KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 170
Address
Hoehnerweg 2-4
69465 Weinheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Volker Banhardt (Dr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 216 921
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Mrs.)
Powercell Sweden AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 912 606
Address
Ruskvadersgatan 12
418 34 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Ekdunge (Dr.)
GREENERITY GMBH
Germany
Address
Rodenbacher Chaussee 4
63457 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Bachmann (Mr.)
SYMBIO
France
EU contribution
€ 22 252
Address
14 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud
38600 Fontaine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bérangère Guicherd (Ms.)
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 536
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benjamin Stache (Mr.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 21 026
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Azra Selimovic (Prof.)
FREUDENBERG PERFORMANCE MATERIALS SE & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 92 155
Address
Hohnerweg 2-4
69469 Weinheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Volker Banhardt (Dr.)
SWISS HYDROGEN SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 51 317
Address
Passage Du Cardinal 1
1700 Fribourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Hannesen (Mr.)