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Disruptive PEMFC stack with nOvel materials, Processes, arcHitecture and optimized Interfaces

Descripción del proyecto

Un planteamiento innovador de una nueva estructura de pila de combustible

La industria automovilística verá pronto entrar en el mercado los coches con pila de combustible de membrana de intercambio de protones (PEMFC, por sus siglas en inglés). Para lograr la comercialización a gran escala de las pilas, habrá que reducir sus costes y verificar su durabilidad. Para ello, es necesario mejorar la tecnología de PEMFC actual. En este sentido, en el proyecto financiado con fondos europeos DOLPHIN se investigará una vía innovadora para producir una estructura de pila de combustible ligera y compacta. El objetivo del proyecto es validar tecnologías revolucionarias para unos diseños de pilas de combustible ligeras y compactas de 100 kW, capaces de alcanzar una densidad de potencia elevada y tener una mayor durabilidad en comparación con las actuales.

Objetivo

Current PEMFC stack technologies for automotive applications show limitations in performance, durability and production cost which are primary challenges to reach mass production and fuel cell commercialization. It is obvious that filling the gap between present State Of the Art performances and expected targets will not be possible by an incremental evolution of the present PEMFC technology as deployed today in first commercial cars. Thus, it is necessary to identify, develop and validate a more innovative, disruptive approach including new materials and processes to have a chance to reach these ambitious challenges.
In this perspective, the DOLPHIN project is exploring an unconventional, highly innovative route towards a newly designed cell architecture featuring a Dual-Core Single Repeat Unit (DC-SRU).
Thanks to smart approaches in the fields of ‘Process Integration’, ‘Interfaces Quality’ and ‘Materials Efficiency’, DOLPHIN will deliver a light-weight & compact fuel cell and stack architecture with low (mass/charge) transport resistances inside the fuel cell core. Mechanically strong and corrosion resistant structures with redesigned and more coherent cell-internal interfaces will delay the activation of major ageing mechanisms and failures occurrence hence increasing system reliability to a level compatible with automotive durability targets. Finally, by triggering an original concept relying on two integrated multi-functional cores and two architectures (w/o GDM) of increasing level of disruptiveness, DOLPHIN will finally deliver a reinvented process scheme with projected stack production costs less than 20 €/kW.
DOLPHIN will in that sense address drastic fuel cell stack requirements for the automotive industry and beyond. It consists in another step forward toward the large-scale deployment of environmentally friendly vehicles, while also participating to the increase in European competitiveness, industrialisation and self-sufficiency in energy.

Régimen de financiación

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinador

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 952 555,00
Dirección
RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
Francia

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Región
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 952 555,00

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