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Production Ready Heat Exchangers and Fuel Cell Stacks for Fuel Cell mCHP

Objectif

Fuel cells have shown great promise for residential micro-Combined Heat and Power (mCHP) generation due to their high electrical efficiency and ability to run on conventional heating fuels. Technology leaders in this sector are nearing commercial deployment following extensive field trials but high capital costs remain a key challenge to the advancement of this sector and mass market introduction in Europe. The HEATSTACK project focuses on reducing the cost of the two most expensive components within the fuel cell system; the fuel cell stack and heat exchanger, which together represent the majority of total system CAPEX. Cost reductions of up to 60% for each component technology will be achieved by:
- Advancing proven component technologies through the optimisation of design, materials and production processes for improved performance and quality;
- Developing and applying novel tooling for laser welding and automated production lines to remove manual processing steps;
- Improving cycle times and reducing time to market;
- Demonstrating design flexibility and production scalability for mass manufacturing (10.000 units per annum); and
- Developing core supply chain relationships to allow for competitive sourcing strategies.
The HEATSTACK project represents a key step towards achieving commercial cost targets for fuel cell mCHP appliances, bringing together leading technology providers in the fuel cell mCHP supply chain with extensive industrial expertise to accelerate the development towards volume production of the fuel cell stacks and heat exchangers. Cost reductions will be achieved through advanced design, development and industrialisation of core manufacturing processes. Improvements to component performance with advanced materials will reduce system degradation and improve overall system efficiency and lifetime.

Appel à propositions

H2020-JTI-FCH-2015-1
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SENIOR UK LTD
Adresse
59/61 High Street Rickmansworth
WD3 1RH London Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 158 367,50

Participants (6)

SENIOR FLEXONICS CZECH S.R.O.
Tchéquie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 179 481,25
Adresse
Prumyslova 733 9
779 00 Olomouc
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VAILLANT GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 67 725
Adresse
Berghauser Strasse 40
42859 Remscheid
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 403 806,25
Adresse
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
I.C.I CALDAIE SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 259 813,75
Adresse
Via Giovanni Pascoli 38
37059 Campagnola Di Zevio
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PNO CONSULTANTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 195 160
Adresse
Earl Road 1 The Courtyard
SK8 6GN Cheadle Hulme
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUNFIRE GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 635 406,25
Adresse
Gasanstaltstrasse 2
01237 Dresden
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)