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GRid ASsiSting modular HydrOgen Pem PowER plant

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The GRASSHOPPER project aims to create a next-generation MW-size Fuel Cell Power Plant unit (FCPP), which is more cost-effective and flexible in power output, accomplishing an estimated CAPEX below 1500 EUR/kWe at a yearly production rate of 25 MWe.
Large MW size PEM FCPP have been demonstrated, such as in the DEMCOPEM-2MW project, however at too high Capex level and without dynamic operation features for grid support. Grasshopper tackles these issues enabling a controlled, renewables-based energy infrastructure.
The power plant will be demonstrated in the field as 100 kW sub-module pilot plant, implementing newly developed stacks, MEA’s and BoP system components, combining benefits of coherent design integration.
Cost and technical optimisation will be achieved with improvements targeting MEAs (increasing current density, active area, reducing material costs incl. Pt loading), stack design (increasing stack size, power density and operating pressures, while streamlining manufacturability) and overall system balance of plant (modular design, simplified header and manifolds for gas distribution, high efficiency PV inverters, using off-the-shelf equipment where possible).
This unit will be operated continuously for 8 months in industrially-relevant environment for engaging grid support modulation as part of an established on-site Demand Side Management (DSM) programme.
This consortium unites component suppliers (JMFC, NFCT), research institutions (ZBT, Polimi) and integrators (AI, INEA) who will partner with existing energy market stakeholders (DSO, TSO) and EU smart grid projects committed to participate as advisory board members. This collaboration maximises the business case value proposition, by ensuring the delivered technology will respond to grid services’ requirements for flexible dynamic power operation. Innovative DSM programmes will be completed to establish the best path forward for commercialization of the technology for a fast response FCPP.

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1
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Koordynator

INEA INFORMATIZACIJA ENERGETIKA AVTOMATIZACIJA DOO
Adres
Stegne 11
1000 Ljubljana
Słowenia
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Wkład UE
€ 376 500

Uczestnicy (5)

NEDSTACK FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY BV
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 1 312 875
Adres
Westervoortsedijk 73 Gebouw 533
6827 AV Arnhem
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY FUEL CELLS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 591 878,75
Adres
Farringdon Street 25
EC4A 4AB London
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABENGOA INNOVACION SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 1 296 375
Adres
C Energia Solar 1 Campus Palmas Altas
41014 Sevilla
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZENTRUM FUR BRENNSTOFFZELLEN-TECHNIK GMBH
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 499 060
Adres
Carl Benz Strasse 201
47057 Duisburg
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Włochy
Wkład UE
€ 310 375
Adres
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments