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

Descrizione del progetto

Un approccio innovativo a una nuova architettura per celle a combustibile

L’industria automobilistica registrerà a breve l’ingresso sul mercato delle auto a cella a combustibile con membrana a scambio protonico (PEMFC). Per raggiungere la commercializzazione di massa di queste celle, sarà necessario ridurre i costi associati alle loro pile e verificare la durabilità di tali dispositivi. Affinché ciò sia possibile, l’attuale tecnologia per le membrane a scambio protonico deve essere aggiornata. Per affrontare questo problema, il progetto DOLPHIN, finanziato dall’UE, approfondirà un percorso innovativo per produrre un’architettura per celle a combustibile e pile leggera e compatta. Il progetto punta a convalidare tecnologie rivoluzionarie per progettazioni di celle a combustibile da 100 kW leggere e compatte, in grado di raggiungere un’elevata densità di potenza e di superare la durabilità delle soluzioni attualmente esistenti.

Obiettivo

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.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 952 555,00
Indirizzo
RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
Francia

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Regione
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
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Costo totale
€ 952 555,00

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