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High powEr density FC System for Aerial Passenger VEhicle fueled by liquid HydrogeN

Project description

On the way to a zero-emission hydrogen electric powertrain for small aircraft

Aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells hold great promise for decarbonising the aviation industry. The EU-funded HEAVEN project aims to build the powertrain – the mechanism that drives the aircraft – for an existing small aircraft (accommodating up to four passengers). In particular, the project will adapt two 45-kW polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell systems to aircraft applications and integrate them with optimised balance-of-plant components. The enhanced 90-kW fuel cell system should propel the aircraft without a battery. The storage of liquid hydrogen will require cryogenic temperatures. Cryogenic technology will be applied to aeronautical applications for the first time, aiming to improve the energy densities of pressurised hydrogen tanks. The fuel cell and cryogenic systems will be coupled with an existing aircraft drivetrain.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION AYESA
Address
Marie Curie 2
41092 Sevilla
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 281 250

Participants (5)

AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 1 400 000
Address
Quai D'orsay 75
75007 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELRINGKLINGER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 679 075
Address
Max Eyth Strasse 2
72581 Dettingen An Der Erms
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 953 900
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
H2FLY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 137 955
Address
Waldstrasse 5
71549 Auenwald
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PIPISTREL VERTICAL SOLUTIONS DOO PODJETJE ZA NAPREDNE LETALSKE RESITVE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 543 125
Address
Vipavska Cesta 2
5270 Ajdovscina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)